PM Imran Khan thanks Ehsan Mani for contribution to Pakistan cricket
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday thanked former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani for his “contribution” to the sport during his three-year tenure.
“Want to thank Ehsan Mani for his contribution to cricket in Pakistan during his 3-year tenure as chairman PCB,” tweeted PM Imran.
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.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 28, 2021
The PM ‘especially’ appreciated the former PCB chief for his initiative of setting up a “regional domestic cricket structure in Pakistan” for the first time. He also lauded Mani for his role in bringing back international cricket teams for tours to Pakistan.
PCB to get new chairman on Sept 13
Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja is likely to become the new PCB chairman when the elections for the post will be held on September 13.
A day earlier, PCB had confirmed that its election commissioner Justice (retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed has called a special meeting of the Board of Governors for September 13 in Lahore for the election of the PCB’s 36th chairman.
“The election commissioner made the decision in his first meeting at the Gaddafi Stadium on Friday afternoon, in which he also directed that notices of the special meeting be issued to the BoG members. Such notices have been issued,” the PCB had said.
The statement was released after PM Imran Khan nominated Asad Ali Khan and Ramiz Raja to be part of the PCB’s BoG for the next three years.
Ehsan Mani declines to continue working as PCB chief
Earlier this week, the PCB had also confirmed that Mani would be stepping down as its chairman after his tenure ended on August 25.
“I am thankful to PCB Patron, Prime Minister Imran Khan and grateful to my colleagues on the PCB Board of Governors for their support during the past three year,” Mani had said. He also wished his successor the “very best” in taking PCB and Pakistan cricket to the next level.
Mani has taken charge as PCB’s chairman on September 4 2018, when Pakistan was ranked seventh in Tests, sixth in ODIs and No.1 in T20Is. On his departure, Pakistan is ranked fifth in Tests, sixth in ODIs and fourth in T20Is.
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