6 Feb 2024
Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi was elected unopposed as the 37th chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for three years on Tuesday.
The announcement came after the meeting of the Board of Governors was conducted at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore.
A statement issued by the cricket body quoted Mohsin Naqvi, saying, “I am deeply honoured and humbled to have been unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board. I am thankful for the trust and confidence reposed in me."
Naqvi vowed to advance cricket by upgrading the standard of the game to bring professionalism to the administration of the board.
“I am fully committed to upgrading the standard of the game in the country and bringing professionalism in the administration of cricket in Pakistan.”
Naqvi’s appointment fill the position left vacant in the PCB, following former chairman Zaka Ashraf who had stepped down on January 19, after the Green Shirts’ lackluster performance in the ODI World Cup 2023.
Zaka resigned from his position before wrapping up the duration of employment which was going to be completed on February 5.
According to the sources, the caretaker federal government had barred former PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf from making important decisions, which led him to resign.
On January 27, the cricket body had announced the re-composition of its Boards of Governors in accordance with PCB’s laws of 2014, which was restored in the former premier Shehbaz Sharif’s tenure.