Mohsin Naqvi Becomes PCB Chairman Without Opposition


Mohsin Naqvi has become the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after being elected unopposed, as reported by Geo News on Tuesday. The three-year appointment was confirmed during the election held at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. Shah Khawar, the PCB Chief Election Commissioner, officially announced the decision after the election. Naqvi, currently serving as the caretaker chief minister of Punjab, has assumed the role of PCB chairman, concurrently holding both positions as permitted by the constitution. At 45 years old, he is the 37th chairman of the PCB. The announcement follows the earlier formation of the Board of Governors (BoG) in accordance with the PCB Constitution 2014. Naqvi replaced Zaka Ashraf in the BoG after the resignation of the former chairman of the PCB Management Committee.

“I was working for the betterment of cricket but it is not possible for us to work in this way,” he said as per the people present at an ongoing committee meeting.

“Now it is up to Prime Minister [Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar], whomever he nominates [will take my place],” he added.

While Ashraf was in charge, Pakistan participated in two significant tournaments – the Asia Cup and the ODI World Cup. Unfortunately, the team did not reach the final of the Asia Cup, and they also fell short of qualifying for the semi-finals in the World Cup.

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