Lloyd to succeed Gavaskar at ICC Cricket Committee

Updated: 05 July 2008 15:43 IST

Clive Lloyd will succeed Sunil Gavaskar as Chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee after Pakistan withdrew the nomination of Majid Khan for the post.

Lloyd to succeed Gavaskar at ICC Cricket Committee

Karachi:

Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd will succeed Sunil Gavaskar as Chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee after Pakistan withdrew the nomination of Majid Khan for the high-profile post.

Sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board said Lloyd was appointed as the Chairman of the high-profile committee after Majid's nomination was withdrawn before the ICC meeting started in Dubai.

Majid's scathing attack on the PCB, for sacking senior official Saleem Altaf and its alleged failure to run the game properly, earned the former captain the wrath of the Board which reacted by withdrawing his name.

Majid also called for the public accounts committee of the National Assembly to probe the financial affairs of the board and blamed it for increasing indiscipline among players.

Majid's strong comments came as a surprise to many as the former Test player is generally an introvert who rarely speaks publicly or in the media on any issue.

"After Majid addressed the press conference, the ICC was informed that he was no longer Pakistan's nomination for the post of Chairman of the Cricket Committee, which is vacant after the resignation of Sunil Gavaskar," a board source said.

Gavaskar relinquished the post after the ICC pointed towards his media commitments and asked the former India captain to choose between either of the jobs, which had allegedly created a conflict of interests.

PCB sources said Majid himself was interested in the post and had given his consent when the board had first contacted him to get his clearance before sending in his nomination.

"Obviously the board was disappointed and upset with his press conference and it was a clear conflict of interests that their nominee should be publicly criticising them strongly on every count," one source said.

Lloyd was elected Chairman without any issues.

PCB Chairman Nasim Ashraf said after Majid's press conference that he was deeply hurt and disappointed by the criticism by former players and that his conscience was clear on all aspects of the board.



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