By Sarmad Ali
(Pakdestiny.com) Pakistan Cricket Board de-facto chairman Najam Sethi has taken the son of a powerful federal law minister on board to look after the affairs of the PSL.
Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid’s son Ali Zahid has been appointed in the PCB on honrary basis primarily to look into the interest of the top gun of the PCB in PSL. Zahid is close to PM Nawaz Sharif.
Since PSL has turned to be successful cricket league to be played in UAE Sethi needed a person whom he could trust and use when in trouble. Ali’s father is in strong position to bail Sethi out whenever he is in trouble.
Sources said that Sethi wants a complete control over the PSL affairs and for the chose none else but Hamid’s son. “This year the PSL earns Rs250 million profit for the PCB. Now Sethi and some others are seeing a lot of stake in it and they cannot count on the PCB marketing wing to look after its affairs. They need someone who not only safeguards their interests but also makes some quick bucks for them in the next edition,” the sources said.
Zahid Hamid on the other hand will be looked upon to streamline the PCB thorny matters with the federal government. And in the end the powerful have their day and cricket will be compromised.
The PCB which needs to put its house in order continues to hire more controversial people to make this believe stronger that unless a ‘clean person’ takes over the affairs of the country nothing is going to change at any level.
PCB told reporters that Ali Zahid had vast experience in banking and other marketing areas therefore he would be an asset for PCB. He is hired on honrary bases, it said. –Pak Destiny