PCB appoints Syed Mohsin Naqvi as its full-time chairman | Cricket News

Feb 6, 2024

New Delhi: The pakistan cricket board ,pcb) on Tuesday unanimously appointed veteran administrator Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi as its chairman for a three-year term.
The election was held during a special meeting of board of Governors (BOG) National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore.
“I am extremely honored and humbled to have been unanimously elected Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board,” Naqvi was quoted as saying on the PCB website.
“I am grateful for the trust and confidence shown in me. I am fully committed to upgrading the level of the game in the country and bringing professionalism to cricket administration in Pakistan.”
Naqvi, a Pakistani media tycoon, now holds the post of the 37th full-time chairman of the PCB.
Presently he is playing the role of acting Chief Minister of Punjab state.
Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja was their last full-time chairman before being dismissed after a year into his tenure due to “political interference” in December 2022.
Subsequently Najam Sethi and Zaka Ashraf took over as interim chiefs and the latter stepped down in January this year.
With the Pakistan senior team at its lowest ebb since the ODI World Cup defeat in India last year, Naqbi faces a tough task.
After failing to reach the semi-finals of the marquee event, Babar Azam Relinquished the post of Pakistan captain. Shan Masood was later appointed as their Test captain, while fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi took over the role in the white-ball format.
But their fortunes have still not improved as Pakistan suffered a 0-3 defeat in the Test series in Australia and a 1-4 defeat to New Zealand in the T20I series.
(With inputs from PTI)

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