Punjab CM Mohsin Naqvi is expected to be put forward for the much sought-after position of chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). According to a news channel report on Monday, the nomination will become official upon the approval of PCB Patron-in-Chief and acting prime minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar.
Punjab CM Mohsin Naqvi ‘certain to become next PCB chairman’
Following the appointment by the PM, Naqvi would take Zaka Ashraf’s seat as the former head of the PCB Management Committee on the Board of Governors. Speaking to reporters in Lahore shortly after the news broke, Naqvi, the proprietor of a media channel and acting chief minister for a year, also reaffirmed his appointment.
“I’ll work to resolve the problems hurting cricket in Pakistan. Reforms in cricket are urgently needed, according to Naqvi.
Ashraf left his position as PCB Management Committee chairman last Friday. The 72-year-old declared his resignation in front of the committee. On July 6, Ashraf was elected to the PCB Board of Governors and took over as Chairman, succeeding Najam Sethi in that capacity.
He said, according to those in attendance at a continuing committee meeting, “I was working for the betterment of cricket but it is not possible for us to work in this way.”
“Whoever Prime Minister [Kakar] nominates [will take my place], that is now up to him,” he continued.
Pakistan participated in two important tournaments under Ashraf’s leadership: the Asia Cup and the ODI World Cup. The Men in Green were unable to go to the World Cup semi-finals but also to the final of the regional event.