Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Ehsan Ur Rehman Mazari said on Friday that Ministry had forwarded a summary to Premier Shehbaz Sharif seeking the appointment of Zaka Ashraf as new PCB chairman replacing Najam Sethi.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) close aide Ehsan Ur Rehman Mazari in the current PDM-led-government, once again publicly expressed his desire to appoint Zaka Ashraf as PCB chairman.
In a statement, Mazari said that Najam Sethi, who is currently serving as Pakistan Cricket Borad management committee chairman, was appointed for a period four months to conduct elections for PCB chairman.
“How a person heading the PCB committee can become a candidate for PCB chief slot” he asked, adding that Zaka Ashraf would be the new cricket board chairman no matter what.
He said that policy of PCB should remain same even if the government is changed.
It is to be pertinent that, Zaka Ashraf already remained PCB Chairman from 2011 to 2013 and then again in 2014.
Remember that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) are in conflict regarding the appointment of the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman.
Sources say that PPP wants to appoint the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman since its minister heads the Inter-Provincial Coordination Division (IPC) and PCB is related to the ministry.
However, PML-N wants to appoint Najam Sethi, the PCB’s management committee chairman, to the post, which has created a rift between the two parties.