Najam Sethi withdraws ICC boss nomination

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Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) executive cabinet authority Najam Sethi on Monday withdrew his assignment to a International Cricket Council (ICC) presidency with evident effect, during a same time “requesting a house of governors of a PCB to commission a good Pakistani ex-Test cricketer” in his place for a 2015-16 term.

According to a PCB release, Najam Sethi wrote a minute to ICC boss N. Srinivasan on Monday morning, that said, “Since a ICC announced that from subsequent year a post of ICC boss will be open usually to iconic Test cricketers nominated by member Boards, we have increasingly felt that it is usually wise that this order should be implemented straightaway so that one of Pakistan’s good iconic cricketers should be so honoured.

File design of Najam Sethi. AFPFile design of Najam Sethi. AFP

File design of Najam Sethi. AFP

“Under a circumstances, we am withdrawing my assignment to ICC presidency with evident outcome and requesting a house of governors of a PCB to commission a good Pakistani ex-Test cricketer in my place,” he said.

The ICC had asked a PCB to commission an ex-cricketer final year in Sep though Pakistan came adult with Sethi’s name. Sethi, a former authority of a PCB, was slated to take over from Mustafa Kamal as a ICC boss for a duration of 12 months from Jul 1.

The ICC after a Apr house assembly pronounced that it would cruise a appointment of Sethi as ICC boss during a assembly in Barbados during a finish of June. Sethi was also briefed about a purpose of a ICC boss and explained a responsibilities 6 months ago.

On Monday, Sethi apologised for withdrawing a nomination, saying, “I apologize for this belated preference and any nuisance caused to a ICC. But we am certain all ICC members will conclude a suggestion in that we have taken this decision.”