Najam Sethi resigns as PCB chairman


Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi resigned from his post on Monday and told that he was just waiting for the new Prime Minister of Pakistan to take charge.

As Imran Khan-headed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf emerged as the winning party during General Elections 2018, he hinted, as the Patron-in-chief of PCB, of replacing Sethi from his position.

Earlier, Najam Sethi had said that he was unclear about his position as the head of cricket board and told that he will only work with dignity and honour.

“I will only work with dignity and honour,” said Sethi. “If I feel like the new government does not want my services, I will go home without a second thought,” he said earlier.

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

Najam Sethi, who was elected unanimously as the chairman PCB in 2017 for a three-year tenure, mentioned in his resignation letter that he is resigning so that Khan can implement his vision for the prosperity of the game in the country.

“You have said on many occasions that 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,” he wrote.

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

There have been reports that former President of International Cricket Council, Ehsan Mani will take the charge of the board after Najam Sethi steps down.