LAHORE: Najam Sethi on Monday announced his resignation from the post of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman in a tweet.
Sethi, who is also head the lucrative Pakistan Super League (PSL), said in the tweet that he was waiting for the new Prime Minister, PTI chairman Imran Khan, to take the oath.
“I wish PCB all the best and hope our cricket team goes from strength to strength,” he added in the tweet.
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. pic.twitter.com/uiIVoiRAtq
— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) 20 August 2018
In his resignation, attached as a photo in his tweet, Sethi said he was elected unanimously “by all ten members of the Board of Governors for a three-year term ending in 2020”.
He added: “I believed I have served the cause of cricket diligently.”
Furthermore, he threw the ball in Imran Khan’s court by saying: “You have said on many occassions 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.”
There has been a leadership change at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after Najam Sethi resigned from his chairmanship of the board and was promptly replaced with Ehsan Mani by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Ehsan Mani previously represented the PCB at the International Cricket Council, cricket’s governing body, as Treasurer for three years and later headed the body for another three years.