Zaheer Abbas among choices for cricket committee’s chairman: Reports


Lahore: Former Test batsman Zaheer Abbas is among three choices for the new cricket committee’s chairman, reports suggested. 

Besides Zaheer, former cricketers Saleem Yousuf and Intikhab are also under consideration to become the next chairman of cricket committee after Iqbal Qasim resigned last week.

PCB is likely to appoint the chairman by next week as the committee is scheduled to meet before the start of the National T20 Cup 2020 from September 30. The meeting will discuss different matters related to cricket including the recently concluded Pakistan vs England tour.

Remember, Qasim stepped down from his post citing lack of powers. In a statement, PCB revealed the reasons stated in Qasim’s resignation. “In his resignation on Thursday, 3 September, Mr Iqbal Qasim wrote: (He was a) dummy chairman who cannot recommend a deserving match referee. It is painful to see injustice (being) done to cricketers who have played cricket, fulfill all criteria but suffering.”

PCB formed its cricket committee just like the ICC Cricket Committee and the MCC World Cricket Committee as an advisory body. The committee only contained the right to advice cricket board on cricket related matters.