Shaharyar set to step down as PCB chairman

“I am ready to resign”

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Shaharyar Khan has tendered his resignation as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman and is set to step down from the position after the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) annual conference in June.

The 83-year-old, who became chairman in August 2014, confirmed that his decision to resign was based on “personal and health reasons”.

“I have taken the board in confidence and conveyed my decision that I will not continue after our mandate is ending on August 18,” Shaharyar said in Lahore. “I will not continue after it as chairman or as in any other capacity and it’s my decision on the basis of personal and health reasons. I have also written to the Patron of PCB who is Prime Minister that I am ready to resign and whenever he deems reasonable he can accept it. And thereafter whatever the legal process constituted, allow it to exercised to bring in my successor.”

It is understood that PCB executive committee and Pakistan Super League (PSL) chairman Najam Sethi will replace Shaharyar as PCB chairman.

Sethi has held the post of PCB chairman on several occasions between 2013 and 2014, but only in an interim capacity.

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