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Mohsin Naqvi elected PCB chairman unopposed

By News Desk

February 6, 2024 02:33 PM


Newly-elected PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi is chairing a meeting at PCB office with Wahab Riaz and COO Salman Naseer.

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Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi was elected as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) unanimously and unopposed on Tuesday for a term of three years, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar, who is also PCB Patron-in-Chief, had nominated Mohsin Naqvi and Mustafa Ramday for the coveted post.

Naqvi replaced former PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf and took charge of his office as the 37th PCB chairman.  

Earlier, Election Commissioner Shah Khawar, who had become the cricket board in-charge following the resignation of Zaka Ashraf, and 10 members of the Board of Governors (BoG) gathered for the election of the new cricket board chief at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore at 2:00 in the afternoon.

Members of the Board who participated in the election included Tariq Sarwar, Tanveer Panezai, Sajjad Rathore, Zafarullah Judgal, Usama Azhar and representatives of Ghani Glass, SNGPL, and the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).

Mohsin Naqvi is the second journalist after Najam Sethi to become the head of the PCB.

Naqvi’s track record quite good, says Shah Khawar

Later speaking to the media, PCB Chief Election Commissioner Shah Khawar said that Mohsin Naqvi had been elected as the PCB chairman with consensus, and termed his election a good omen. “Naqvi’s track record has been quite good,” he said.

He said his election was a good development.

Khawar said that in the past, people used to challenge the position of the board chairman in courts.

PCB statement

According to a press release issued by the PCB, Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi has been elected unanimously and unopposed as the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Chairman for a three-year term.

Mr Shah Khawar had summoned a special meeting of the Board of Governors (BoG) on Tuesday at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore.

Addressing the BoG following his election, Mohsin Naqvi said: “I am deeply honoured and humbled to have been unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board. I am thankful for the trust and confidence reposed in me.

“I am fully committed to upgrading the standard of the game in the country and bringing professionalism in the administration of cricket in Pakistan.”

The Board of Governors, who attended the special meeting, is listed as below:

  1. Mr Mustafa Ramday (PCB Patron’s nominee)
  2. Mr Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi (PCB Patron’s nominee)
  3. Mr Sajjad Ali Khokhar, President Regional Cricket Association AJK
  4. Mr Zafarullah Jadgal, President Regional Cricket Association Dera Murad Jamali
  5. Mr Tanveer Ahmed, President Regional Cricket Association Larkana
  6. Mr Tariq Sarwar, President Regional Cricket Association Bahawalpur
  7. Mr Muhammad Ismail Qureshi, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited
  8. Dr Anwaar Ahmad Khan, Ghani Glass Limited
  9. Mr Javed Iqbal, State Bank of Pakistan
  10. Mr Osama Azhar, Pakistan Television
  11. Nadeem Irshad Kayani, Secretary to the Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination (Non-voting member)

 

Reporters: Ahmad Raza and Waseem Ahmad

 

 


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