In an Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday, a resolution was adopted to name PSL chief executive Najam Sethi as the next chairman of the PCB.
Sethi has been speculated to take the post after the current chairman Shahryar Khan announced that he will not contend for the post after his tenure ends in August.
Sethi was appointed as the acting chairman in 2014 when the Islamabad High Court ordered the appointment of an interim chairman until a pending case on the serving chairman, Zaka Ashraf, was decided. Later, a two-member bench of Islamabad high court cleared Zaka Ashraf and ordered his restoration as Chairman PCB.
The 69-year-old was then instated as the head of the PCB’s executive committee. He became the chairman of PSL, the country’s franchised-based T20 league, when the league was announced towards the end of 2015.
Sethi is credited for bringing the game of cricket back to Pakistan with the successful organisation of the final of the second PSL edition in Lahore in March this year.
The AGM further adopted a resolution to honour Sethi with a pride of performance award for his services in this regard.
A journalist by profession, Sethi has also been an interim chief minister of Pakistan’s Punjab province during the country’s general elections in 2013.