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The Pakistan government have axed Najam Sethi as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman and replaced him with retired judge Jamshed Ali Shah for one month.
Shah is the third person to hold the position of PCB chairman in the last seven months.
“The government has notified a new PCB constitution and removed Najam Sethi from the PCB management committee,” Irfana Ullah Khan, a government legal advisor, told ESPNcricinfo. “Jamshed Ali Shah will now be the acting chairman of the PCB and he will also serve as an election commissioner.
“The management committee, which had been working under Najam Sethi, will remain in the board to work with the acting chairman. They are given 30 days to implement the constitution and make the cricket board functional in the given time.”
Shah took up his new position just hours after Sethi was dismissed by the government.
“I was informed by the government, verbally, to take charge today,” Shah said. “I will wait for the notification from the Supreme Court and then decide my responsibilities. Meanwhile, I will carry on the day-to-day affairs, but my basic responsibility is to conduct the elections and implement the new constitution within 30 days.”