Zaheer Abbas, International Cricket Council President, Willing to Head Pakistan Cricket Board

Updated: 18 April 2016 13:06 IST

Zaheer Abbas said that his term as International Cricket Council president will end this year, and he was available to be Pakistan Cricket Board's head

Zaheer Abbas, International Cricket Council President, Willing to Head Pakistan Cricket Board
Zaheer Abbas (right), former Pakistan cricket team captain, became the International Cricket Council president in 2015. © Reuters

Lahore:

Zaheer Abbas, former Pakistan captain and current International Cricket Council president, has joined the race to head the Pakistan Cricket Board following calls for sacking the top brass after the national team's disastrous show in the Asia Cup and World T20. (Pakistani Greats Call For Overhaul After World T20 Defeats)

Abbas told reporters in Lahore at a function of Punjab Sports Board that he would be willing to head the PCB if given an offer.

"I am always available for Pakistan in any capacity. My term as ICC president ends this year but even while I have the ICC post I can also head the Board if required," he said.

The former top batsman gave the examples of Indian Board officials, who have held dual positions in the ICC and BCCI.

"At the moment no one has approached me for any position in the Board but yes if I am approached and invited to head the PCB I will not back down," he said.

Abbas said the PCB's choice to appoint Inzamam-ul-Haq as chief selector was a wise one but Pakistan cricket's system needed overhauling.

"Inzamam should do a good job but at the same time we need the right people in other positions as well including the most important post of head coach," he said.

Abbas said that the recent performances of the Pakistan team had been disappointing for everyone but there was talent in the country and there was a need to set the system right.

"We have to strengthen our domestic structure and also clearly designate job descriptions so that there is no confusion or meddling in other person's domain," he added.

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  • PCB is looking to overhaul the system after debacle in Asia Cup & WT20
  • PCB is set to appoint Inzamam-ul-Haq as its selection panel head
  • Pakistan failed to qualify for the World T20 semifinals
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