Pakistan Cricket Board Set to Appoint New Chairman Next Month: Mohsin Naqvi Front-Runner

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is gearing up to welcome a new chairman next month, with Punjab province’s caretaker chief minister, Mohsin Naqvi, emerging as the leading candidate for the position, as per insider sources. The interim management committee, overseeing the PCB since December 2022, will conclude its tenure on February 4. Subsequently, the process to elect the new chairman of the Board of Governors (BoG) of the PCB will commence.

A PCB source informed PTI, “The PCB should have a new chairman (Mohsin Naqvi) after the general elections (in Pakistan) on 8th February.

The election commissioner and acting PCB Chairman Shah Khawar have already finalized the BoG, responsible for electing the new chairman, as announced by the PCB on Saturday.

Mohsin Naqvi, nominated by Pakistan’s caretaker prime minister Anwar ul Haq Kakar, holds a prominent position on the BoG. Another nominee of the Prime Minister, Mustafa Ramday, is also part of the BoG.

The source clarified that Naqvi can only assume the role of the elected chairman after stepping down as the caretaker chief minister of Punjab, a move contingent on the results of the general elections.

The path is now clear for electing a new chairman, and until then, the acting chairman and BoG will run Board affairs,” the source stated.

Notably, the PCB has experienced frequent leadership changes, with three chairmen in less than three years, including Ramiz Raja, Najam Sethi, and Zaka Ashraf. Amidst these transitions, the national team’s performance has suffered, with recent setbacks such as a Test series defeat in Australia and a T20I series loss in New Zealand.

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