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Najam Sethi unanimously elected chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board

Reported by: AP Islamabad 09 Aug 2017, 15:41:57 PM IST

Renowned journalist Najam Sethi was elected as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board for a three-year term on Wednesday. Sethi, 69, will replace Shaharyar Khan, who quit because of health and personal reasons after completing his tenure.

Sethi was unopposed and was unanimously elected by a 10-member new PCB board of governors.

Pakistan's deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had appointed Sethi as member of the board of governors last month. It is mandatory, according to the PCB's constitution, that the chairman should be elected from the members of the board of governors.

Sethi was also a former caretaker chief minister of the Punjab province and was the key official behind the successful staging of Pakistan's domestic Twenty20 league.

It will be Sethi's second term as chairman of the PCB after he was involved in a legal battle over the leadership with former PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf. That ended in May 2014 when Sethi said he would not contest elections for the chairman's post.