Wasim Akram set to be appointed as the new PCB Chairman
Najam Sethi is the current chairman of the cricket board.
Updated - Jul 27, 2018 1:55 pm
The General Elections in Pakistan took place on July 25, 2018, and Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf won 109 seats out of 269 to emerge victorious. The former cricketer was also crowned as the Prime Minister of the country. Meanwhile, the nation may witness another change as Wasim Akram, another former all-rounder, is most likely to become the next chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Najam Sethi is the current chairman of the cricket board. In 2013 and 2014, he intermittently served as the PCB chairman. Thereafter, he served as PCB’s executive committee while Shahryar Khan was elected as the chairman in 2014. Last year, Sethi became PCB’s 30th chairman. Meanwhile, one of Akram’s family members mentioned that Akram has a great chance of being given the position.
Pakistan cricket needs a person like Wasim
“Yes, Wasim is front runner for becoming next PCB chairperson. He’s been associated with IK since both legends used to play cricket for Pakistan and now both ready to take country on new heights,” a family member was quoted as saying by Sports Mirchi.
Cricket in Pakistan is in the middle of a turbulent phase over the past one decade. Back in 2009, the Sri Lankan-bus attack in Lahore marred the reputation of their cricket after which international cricket was halted in the country. However, Zimbabwe toured Pakistan back in 2015 following which cricket is slowly, but steadily coming back to the nation, to the delight of the fans and their cricketing fraternity.
In the meantime, a source mentioned that Pakistan cricket is in dire requisite of an administrator who can change the face of their cricket. Moreover, it also talked about improving cricketing ties between India and Pakistan. “Pakistan cricket needs a person like Wasim who can bring international cricket back to the nation at regular time. New chapter is set to be introduced to Indo-Pak relations in terms of cricket as well,” the source mentioned.