A few minutes after Najam Sethi announced his resignation as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman, new Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday appointed former International Cricket Council (ICC) President Ehsan Mani as the new CEO.
"I have appointed Ehsan Mani as PCB chairman of the Board, he brings extensive and valuable experience, he represented PCBs in the ICC, was treasurer ICC for three years and then led the ICC for another 3 years," Imran, who is also a patron. of the PCB, announced on Twitter.
Sethi, who played an important role in ensuring the return of international cricket to the country after taking over four years ago, offered his resignation on Monday evening.
Sethi, who had a famous bad relationship with the world-crowned Captain Imran, wrote in a letter circulating on Twitter: "I waited until the new prime minister took the oath before he resigned as a PCB chairman, which I did on Monday. I wish PCB all the best and hope that our cricket team will come into effect. "
Sethi, who was nominated by the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for the PCB Board of Governors of 2014-2017 and then from 2017-2020 by former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, said he wanted to make way for the new prime minister. his vision for cricket in Pakistan.
"I was unanimously appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors for three years by all ten BoG members for a three-year term in August 2017. I believe I have served the cause of cricket diligently," Sethi said. in his letter of resignation.
"You have said on many occasions that you have a vision for cricket in Pakistan, so it is only natural that you take responsibility for putting together a management team for PCB that you have complete confidence."
"In order to facilitate your goals in the interest of cricket in Pakistan, I hereby submit my resignation as chairman of PCB and member of the BoG," he added.
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