Mohsin Naqvi Named New Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board

Mohsin Naqvi elects as the 37th chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) today. He received a unanimous vote and will serve a three-year term. He is the first chairman to be elected since Ramiz Raja was sacked in December 2022.

Syed Mohsin Naqvi has been chosen as the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for a three-year term. He was unanimously elected during a special meeting of the Board of Governors held at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. Naqvi previously served as the Chief Minister of Punjab. So he brings a background in government and leadership to the position

Naqvi, 45, takes over as the 37th chairman of the PCB. He is the first selected chairman after former captain Ramiz Raja. Ramiz was removed from the position due to political interference after just one year in office following the 2022 T20 World Cup.

Expressing his gratitude for the appointment. Naqvi stated, “I am deeply honored and humbled to have been unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board. I am thankful for the trust and confidence reposed in me. I am fully committed to upgrading the standard of the game in the country and bringing professionalism to the administration of cricket in Pakistan.”

Upcoming Challenges

Naqvi, who is currently serving as the caretaker Chief Minister of the State of Punjab. He will face a significant challenge as he takes charge of the PCB. The Pakistan senior cricket team has been struggling, particularly after the ODI World Cup disappointment in India last year. Following their early exit from the tournament, Babar Azam resigned as captain. That led to Shan Masood being appointed as Test skipper and Shaheen Shah Afridi as captain in white-ball formats.

Pakistan’s recent performances have been disappointing, with losses in the Test series against Australia and T20Is against New Zealand. Currently, Pakistani players are participating in various franchise T20 leagues worldwide.

In upcoming fixtures, Pakistan is set to host West Indies for two Tests and three T20Is later this month. They will then tour the Netherlands and Ireland in May before heading to the USA and West Indies for the T20 World Cup next month.

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