- PCB CEC will announce after some time.
- Naqvi is the 37th Chairman of the Cricket Board.
- PM Kakar appointed Naqvi to BoG PCB.
LAHORE: Interim Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi has been elected unopposed as the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the next three years, Geo news reported on Tuesday.
Announcing the development, PCB Chief Election Commissioner Shah Khawar said that Naqvi is the chairman from today and will take charge in a few days.
Naqvi is the 37th chairman of the cricket board after replacing the previous PCB chairman Zak Ashraf in the Board of Governors (BoG).
“Mohsin Naqvi can assume the role of president along with the position of chief minister. There is no restriction in the law and the constitution that prohibits him from becoming president immediately,” Khawar said.
He said the cricket body had constituted the committee as per the constitution. “There will be good decisions and work in the coming events,” added the Chief Election Commissioner.
Naqvi, a media channel owner who has been serving as caretaker chief minister for a year, was appointed by caretaker prime minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar as head of cricket.
“I will try to fix the problems affecting Pakistan cricket. Reforms in cricket are necessary,” Naqvi said.
In early January, Ashraf resigned as PCB chairman. The 72-year-old announced his resignation at a board meeting.
Ashraf became part of the PCB Board of Governors on July 6, assuming his role as chairman by replacing Najam Sethi on the same day.
“I have worked for the betterment of cricket, but for us it is not possible to work in this way,” he said.
During Ashraf’s tenure, Pakistan played in two major competitions – the Asia Cup and the ODI World Cup.
The men in green did not qualify for the finals of the continental championships, nor could they qualify for the semi-finals of the world championships.