By Iram Salim
Islamabad, Oct 17 (Pak Destiny) The four ‘handpicked puppets’ have ‘shamelessly’ picked Najam Sethi chairman of ad hoc committee of Pakistan Cricket Board that will run it affairs for three months.
The five-member committee comprises Sethi, former PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan and ex-Pakistan team manager Naveed Akram Cheema and former Test cricketers Zaheer Abbas and Haroon Rasheed.
The four members acted like a puppet and elected Sethi the committee’s chairman. Shaharyar Khan and Zaheer Abbas have lowered their stature by becoming ‘stooge’ of a controversial anchor who is going to any extend to become a PCB chairman for a term of at least three years. Isn’t it a big shame for them.
Press Trust of India writes “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s decision to appoint Sethi as ‘acting’ chairman of PCB has raised questions about his seriousness in improving the cricket affairs as Sethi has never been “keen observer or critic” of the cricket matters here.”
It further says currently, Sethi is facing a contempt of court proceedings for not conducting elections for a new PCB chairman. Sharif came to his rescue yesterday and formed an Interim Management Committee for three months to run the day to day affairs of the PCB. The move is aimed at saving Sethi from contempt proceedings.
“An undertaking had been taken from all the four members of the committee at the time of their nomination that they would vote for Sethi as its chairman,” PTI writes.
The decision to give control of the PCB to the five-member committee came before the October 18 hearing in the Islamabad High Court in the contempt case against Sethi for failing to conduct elections for a new regular PCB chairman.
Earlier, Sethi had claimed that he would go home after conducting election of a regular chairman but later he expressed his wish to become a “full-fledged and all powerful chairman,” the Press Trust of India concludes. – Pak Destiny