Najam Sethi Axed, Pakistan Government Appoints Retired Judge as PCB Chairman

Pakistan Cricket Board will now be run by a retired judge. Fresh elections will be conducted within a month.

Updated: July 10, 2014 16:14 IST
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Najam Sethi has been in and out of PCB in recent months.

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In an ever-changing mode, Pakistan Cricket Board will have a retired judge as its interim chairman. Jamshed Ali Shah has replaced Najam Sethi, who attended the International Cricket Council's Board meeting in Melbourne in June end.

Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt told the Supreme Court on Thursday that Jamshed Ali will conduct the election within a month under the new constitution of the PCB. Butt also said that the management committee of the PCB has also been dissolved and a new interim committee will soon be formed for the smooth conduct of elections. This is the third change in the last seven months. (Also read: Pak players get major financial boost)

"I was informed by the government, verbally, to take charge today," Shah told reporters at the PCB headquarters in Lahore. "I will wait for the notification from the Supreme Court and then decide my responsibilities. Meanwhile, I will carry on the day-to-day affairs, but my basic responsibility is to conduct the elections and implement the new constitution within 30 days."

Sethi has been in and out of the PCB job in recent months. The current situation leaves the PCB administration on a difficult wicket as much as it leaves the players in utter confusion.

(With agency inputs)

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