Zaka Ashraf appointed PCB chairman
The President of Zarai Taraqiyati Bank Zaka Ashraf has been appointed the chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) by President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday, reported Express 24/7.
The decision was taken after a meeting between President Zardari and Ashraf. A notification of his appointment will be issued soon.
Ashraf was appointed after the completion of service tenure of Ijaz Butt, the former PCB chairman.
Express 24/7 correspondent Sohail Chaudhry reported that Ashraf was a close friend and a class fellow of President Zardari.
Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas has also earlier added his name to the list of individuals interested in the coveted post.
Butt’s tenure came to end on October 8 but some reports indicated that his tenure may extend after a notice from the presidency.
It was learnt that the PCB chief was seeking an extension and was looking to take into confidence President Asif Ali Zardari, the board’s patron-in-chief. But former players and PCB officials stressed for a new man to run the board and concluded that Butt’s three-year stint brought unprecedented miseries.
Butt’s three-year tenure drew heavy criticism due to various unwanted incidents and controversies from former PCB bosses and ex-Test cricketers. However, the chairman also enjoyed support from many given his strict disciplinary policy and the introduction of new players in the squad.
Source:Zaka Ashraf new PCB chief