PCB’s general body gives Najam Sethi unqualified vote of confidence

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board’s General Body has unanimously given Chairman PCB Najam Sethi unqualified vote of confidence for his tireless efforts to revive cricket in Pakistan.

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The Elected Presidents of the Cricketing Regions of Pakistan gave their vote of confidence at the annual general meeting (AGM) held here on Tuesday and also congratulated Najam Sethi on showing exemplary leadership in his first year of his three year term as elected chairman of the PCB.

The vote of confidence resolution by the Regional Presidents was presented at the meeting by Regional Presidents and wholeheartedly endorsed by the entire General Body.

The Elected Presidents of the Cricketing Regions in a joint statement said, “We extend our full support and cooperation to Mr Sethi in his tireless efforts to revive cricket in Pakistan.”

“Our vote of confidence in him is unqualified; we support his vision for a new and exciting era of cricket that will bring glory to our cricket,” the statement added.

The General Body members congratulated the PCB Chairman and officials on the successful run of the national team especially in the T20 format, the outstanding growth of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and the return of international cricket in the country.

The Chairman PCB announced a special grant of Rs 50 million for the promotion of the game in remote areas across the country.

The Chairman PCB also proposed a two-day session prior to the next AGM in order to ensure the hearing and resolution of the grievances by the General Body members. The proposal was unanimously accepted by the members.

Earlier, in his address to the general body members, Najam Sethi spoke at length about the progress made by the Board in the first year of his three year tenure.

He added that since taking over he has made a real effort of bringing a professional change and approach at PCB. He added that the revival of international cricket has already been a huge success in Lahore and Karachi.

“The series of matches include three World XI games, T20 against Sri Lanka, three T20s against the West Indies and three PSL matches including the grand final in Karachi last March which have brought real joy to the cricket fans in the country,” he said.

“The media values of all six franchises and PSL assets were going up phenomenally with the cumulative media value of the PSL league now estimated at Rs3 billion,” the chairman PCB highlighted during the meeting.

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