Sethi to move SC over PCB chairmanship issue

ISLAMABAD: Ousted by Islamabad High Court, chief of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi Sunday announced that he would challenge the Islamabad High Court’s decision of reinstating Zaka Ashraf as the PCB chairman, in Supreme Court, News Channels reported.

Justice Noorul Haq N. Qureshi of the IHC on May 17 had set aside the Statutory Regulatory Order (SRO) issued by the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) government which brought Najam Sethi in the PCB as chairman and also reversed the termination of 38 PCB employees carried out the Sethi regime.

Sethi reiterated his stance of correcting and cleaning up the board’s system and indicated at conducting elections in this regard.

He added that the board’s constitution had been prepared already with the help of two former Supreme Court judges but the process was suspended due to the court’s decision.

‘The PCB had requested the government for the implementation of the constitution whereas I had vowed to hold elections for the post of the PCB chairman before the end up my tenure at the post,” the journalist and cricket enthusiast said.