September 17, 2019
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Najam Sethi resigns as Pakistan Cricket Board chairman

Najam Sethi resigned as the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman on Monday. Newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan nominated former ICC president Ehsan Mani as his successor. There were reports that Sethi’s future was in danger as he didn’t shared a good relation with Khan.

“I have appointed Ehsan Mani as Chairman PCB. He brings vast and valuable experience to the job. He represented PCB in the ICC; was Treasurer ICC for 3 yrs and then headed the ICC for another 3 yrs,” PM Khan tweeted.

It was because of Sethi’s that International cricket got back to Pakistan

“I was waiting for the new Prime Minister to take oath before submitting my resignation as PCB Chairman, which I have done on Monday. I wish PCB all the best and hope our cricket team goes from strength to strength,” Sethi said.

History of nomination

EX Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif nominated Sethi to the PCB Board of Governors from 2014-17. His tenure was increased from 2017-2020 by ex-Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Setjisaid he took the decision to make way for Imran to execute his vision for Pakistan cricket.

“You have said on many occasions you have a vision for Pakistan cricket. Therefore, it is only proper that you should assume charge and responsibility for assembling a management team for PCB that enjoys your full confidence and trust,” Sethi wrote in a later addressing to Prime Minister Imran Khan.

In his resignation letter, Sethi said he had been appointed the PCB Chairman unanimously in 2017 for a three-year term following elections.

“In order to facilitate your objectives in the interest of Pakistan cricket, I hereby submit my resignation as Chairman of PCB and Member of its BoG,” he added

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