Najam Sethi has stepped down as PCB chairman © AFP
Najam Sethi has stepped down as PCB chairman © AFP

Veteran Journalist and PCB chairman Najam Sethi has stepped down from his post with a change in the federal government of Pakistan. His term was to expire in 2020 but he gave in his papers one year prior following the election of former cricketer Imran Khan as prime minister last week.

He wrote into the newly elected PM to submit his resignation.”You have said on many occasions that you have a vision for Pakistan Cricket,” Sethi said in the letter. “Therefore it is only proper that you should assume charge and responsibility for assembling a management team for PCB that enjoys your full confidence and trust.”In order to facilitate your objectives in the interest of Pakistan cricket, I hereby submit my resignation as Chairman of PCB and Member of its BoG (Board of Governors)… I believe I have served the cause of cricket diligently,” he added.

Sethi, a journalist and a publisher, first became chairman of PCB on an interim basis in place of Zaka Ashraf in 2013. Sethi was then nominated to the BoG in 2014 for a three-year term by Sharif and then till 2020 by Sharif’s successor Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.