Mr Sethi will replace Ramiz Raja, who was elected as the PCB chief in 2021 during the tenure of PTI government. The development comes on the heels of the days of speculations that Raja would be removed from the top post.
Earlier in the day, the Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination sent a summary to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to remove Ramiz Raja. The summary had also proposed removal of Asad Ali Khan as chairman of the Board of Directors. The ministry had recommended the names of Najam Sethi and Shakil Sheikh for the top posts in the PCB.
Last week, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif held a meeting with Najam Sethi amid speculations about the latter replacing Ramiz Raja the PCB chief.
Sources privy to the development said the premier had a luncheon with Mr Sethi in Lahore. During the meeting, PM Shehbaz said: “The PCB s constitution of 2014 should be restored. After its restoration, departmental sports will be revived.”