Majid Khan's name proposed for PCB chairman's post: Minister


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination Riaz Pirzada on Friday said that major changes are expected in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), local channel reported.

The National Assembly session resumed at 10:30 am with Speaker Ayaz Sadiq in the chair.

PML-N MNAs Khalida Mansoor and Surriya Asghar invited attention of the Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination to a matter of urgent public importance regarding poor performance of Pakistan Cricket Team during the T-20 World Cup 2016, causing grave concern amongst the public.

Briefing the National Assembly on Pakistan cricket team’s poor performance in the World T20, Riaz Pirzada said that Majid Khan’s name has been forwarded to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for PCB chairman’s post.

Majid Jahangir Khan played 63 Tests and 23 ODIs in his career. He said the national cricket team disappointed nation with their poor performance. Bowlers did well but batsmen’s performance was disappointing, he added.

He said the players will face consequences if they won’t play according to aspirations of the people.

The minister further told that former coach Waqar Younis in his report revealed that there is no single cricketer in the PCB. All the board members have been appointed through references.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan ruled out the possibility of his resignation in the wake of the national team’s debacle in the Asia Cup and World T20 events.

After speculations were rife that Khan, fed up with the leakage of confidential reports from the board and even otherwise, had decided to tender his resignation, he told the media last Friday in Lahore he has no intentions of resigning.

The 82-year-old insisted there was no truth in the media speculations he had decided to resign.

"There is no truth in the rumours that I am considering stepping down," he added. The PCB chief said he had got the report of the fact finding committee and would comment on it after going through it.

Pakistan were knocked out of the World T20 after losing three of its four group matches, including a loss to rival India. Khan has also served as PCB Chairman from 2003-2006.

The fact finding committee was formed to find out the causes for the team’s poor show in recent T20 internationals including the two major events.

After the WT20, Shahid Afridi resigned as T20 captain and head coach Waqar Younis has already stepped down from the post.

The PCB recently appointed Sarfraz Ahmed as new captain of Pakistan T20 team.

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