PM Imran bids farewell to PCB chairman Ehsan Mani


ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday thanked Ehsan Mani for his contribution to cricket in Pakistan during his three-year tenure as chairman of Pakistan.

The remarks came amid the reports that Mani has resigned from the post.

Taking to Twitter, the premier wrote: “Want to thank Ehsan Mani for his contribution to cricket in Pak during his 3 yr tenure as Chairman PCB”.

“I especially appreciate his setting up, for the first time, a regional domestic cricket structure in Pak & his role in bringing back international cricket teams to Pakistan,” he added.

On Friday, cricketer-turned-commentator Ramiz Raja and Asad Ali Khan were nominated as members of the Board of Governors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), according to a notification issued by the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination.

The notification stated that the prime minister, in the capacity of PCB patron-in-chief, had nominated Raja and Khan as members of the PCB’s Board of Governors for a period of three years.

Meanwhile, Election Commissioner of PCB Justice (retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed has called a special meeting of the Board of Governors on Monday, 13 September to elect the 36th PCB Chairman.

The other five members on the BoG are Mr Aasim Wajid Jawad, Ms Alia Zafar, Mr Arif Saeed and Mr Javed Kurieshi (all independent members) and Mr Wasim Khan (PCB Chief Executive).

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