Elections for the new Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is just round the corner and former Chairmen of the board, Khalid Mehmood and Tauqir Zia, have shown full support for Najam Sethi as Shahryar Khan’s replacement.
The Chairman Pakistan Super League (PSL) is the frontrunner for this position and he has received a lot of praise to make the glittering cricket league such a huge success.
Mehmood talked to a private news channel where he stated that Najam Sethi has proved his worth through his work for PSL.
“When I first met Sethi in 2013, I wasn’t too impressed,” he stated. “But my opinion has changed about him as he has proved his credentials as a fine administrator with some stellar work for the PCB, especially by setting up the hugely successful PSL,” he added.
He gave credit for Pakistan’s success in ICC Champions Trophy to PSL for providing such talented cricketers to the national team.
“The tournament has provided a great platform for young Pakistan players and some of the new talent was instrumental in the ICC Champions Trophy triumph in England. I feel that Sethi is the best choice to replace Shaharyar Khan now,” he told.
Tauqir Zia also termed Najam Sethi as the best choice to run to cricket board.
“Sethi, in my opinion, is more suited than anyone to run the PCB. Even if I was given a chance to be chairman,” he said.
“I would gladly withdraw my nomination for him since he holds rich experience of administration, especially through his outstanding work for the PSL,” he stated while praising Sethi.
“In recent years, Sethi has gathered a firm grip over cricket affairs as well on the day-to-day affairs of the cricket board. Some of his critics are seemingly driven by an agenda and he should not worry about them, if you ask me,” he further said.