PCB executive committee chairman, Najam Sethi, withdraws from ICC presidency race

Shashi / 02 June 2015

The ICC presidency for the 2015-15 term is up for voting and Pakistan Cricket Board executive committee chairman Najam Sethi has announced that he has withdrawn from the nomination.

A report said that Sethi wrote a letter to the president of ICC, N Srinivasan on Monday stating that he would withdraw from the nomination. He said that he felt ICC’s initiative to give the role of the president of the ICC to an iconic ex-player, was a very good idea and that he finds it fitting to withdraw from the post. He also added that he wants to implement the ICC’s decision straight away and urged the PCB to nominate an ex-cricketer in his place.

He released a statement saying that he will withdraw from the role with immediate effect and wanted the board to nominate and honor an iconic ex test player for the nation. Sethi was nominated last September, even after the ICC wanted PCB to nominate an ex cricketer. He was all set to take over the duties of Mustafa Kamal for a period of 12 months from the 1st of July.

Sethi was informed about his nomination in the meeting in April where he was also given a briefing and was explained the responsibilities of the role. He was considered to be appointed as the ICC president in the meetings at Barbados in the end of June. However, Sethi who resigned from the nomination apologized to the ICC for his delayed decision but hoped that the ICC will appreciate the spirit of the decision.

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