Pakistan fable Zaheer Abbas takes over as ICC President

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Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas insincere a purpose of a ICC President on day 3 of a ICC Annual Conference week in Barbados.

Zaheer began his one-year tenure and thanked a ICC Board and a Full Council for confirming his nomination. He said: “I feel truly celebrated and shamed to be allocated as a President of a ruling physique of a good game.

“This is a competition that has given us friendship, respect, approval and an event to offer a countries in opposite capacities. Personally speaking, it has given me some-more than we can ever presumably repay.

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Zaheer began his one-year tenure and thanked a ICC Board and a Full Council for confirming his nomination. Getty Images

“I am beholden to all of we for a support and certainty placed in me by confirming my nomination. we am also beholden to a PCB for proposing my candidacy as a ICC President. we assure we all that we will mount shoulder to shoulder with all a ICC Members as we continue to essay to enthuse some-more and some-more people to tumble in adore with a diversion we cherish.”

ICC Chairman N Srinivasan congratulated Zaheer on his appointment, when he said: “Zaheer’s superb career as a stylish right-handed batsman is reflected in his conspicuous record with 108 first-class hundreds and some-more than 7,500 general runs.

“Zaheer is clearly an iconic cricketer who always played a diversion with skill, aptitude and in a loyal spirit. He is a estimable envoy of a good game.”

Zaheer, 67, played 78 Tests and 62 ODIs from 1969 to 1985 in that he scored 5,062 and 2,572 runs, respectively. He also played in a 1975, 1979 and 1983 ICC Cricket World Cups and captained Pakistan in 14 Tests and 13 ODIs. With 108 centuries, Zaheer is a usually Asian batsman to measure a century of first-class centuries as he finished his 22-year career with 34,843 runs.

Zaheer was also an ICC compare arbitrate in a 1993 array between Sri Lanka and a West Indies in Sri Lanka.

The ICC Council also authorized a acknowledgment of a Serbia Cricket Federation (SCF) as a 58th Affiliate Member of a ICC.

Regrettably, a ICC Council also concluded to postpone a Affiliate Memberships of Morocco and Turkey, while Brunei was private as an Affiliate Member.

The ICC has 105 members.