Najam Sethi steps down as PCB Chairman


ISLAMABAD, Aug. 20 (TNS): In a major development, Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi stepped down from top post in Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday.

“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,” Sethi tweeted along with a copy of his resignation.

“I was nominated to the Board of Governors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (as per the Pakistan Cricket Board Constitution of 2014 by the ICC and Supreme Court of Pakistan) by  ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from 2014-17 and then again from 2017-2020 by ex-Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi,” he wrote.

“I was unanimously elected Chairman PCB in August 2017 by all ten members of the BoG for a three-year term ending in 2020. I believe I have served the cause of cricket diligently,” he said.

“You have said on many occasions 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.”