KARACHI: Pakistan batting legend Zaheer Abbas has been nominated by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the post of International Cricket Council's (ICC) president, one day after former chairman PCB Najam Sethi withdrew his nomination.
Touted in the cricketing world as the 'Asian Bradman', Zaheer has played 78 Test for Pakistan scoring 5062 runs. He was unanimously voted as the best candidate by the PCB Governing Board for the largely ceremonial role in the ICC.
Zaheer held the post of advisor to the PCB chairman and is considered as a respectable individual in the world.
Former greats Majid Khan and Asif Iqbal were also in line to be nominated but Zaheer won the race.
Earlier, Najam Sethi withdrew his nomination after the ICC was going to consider his appointment as the president from July 1 for a tenure of one year.
In a letter to the ICC, Sethi said: "Since the ICC announcement that from next year the post of the ICC president will be open only to iconic Test cricketers nominated by member Boards, I have increasingly felt that it is only fitting that this rule should be implemented straightaway so that one of Pakistan’s great iconic cricketers should be so honoured."
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