PM Imran commends Ehsan Mani for his services to promote cricket

By: News Desk      Published: 02:47 PM, 28 Aug, 2021
PM Imran commends Ehsan Mani for his services to promote cricket
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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday praised outgoing PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani for his contribution to the game of cricket in Pakistan during his three-year tenure, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

In a tweet, Prime Minister Imran Khan said, “Want to thank Ehsan Mani for his contribution to cricket in Pak during his 3 yr tenure as Chairman PCB. I especially appreciate his setting up, for the first time, a regional domestic cricket structure in Pak & his role in bringing back international cricket teams to Pakistan.”

Imran Khan also appreciated the Punjab government for its sports-based efforts. 

Ehsan Mani had refused to accept the offer for a short-term extension at the end of his term, which ended on Wednesday, and as such has brought his three-year tenure to a close.

On Friday, a government notification was sent out confirming Raja's nomination for a three-year term. Asad Ali Khan, who had already served a three-year tenure on the board, has also been nominated, for a second term.

Ramiz Raja met twice with prime minister and PMO office informed Ramiz Raja that he is being nominated to the PCB's board of governors, a move that is eventually likely to see him becoming the next chairman of the organisation. 

The eventual appointment, however, will formally be decided in PCB Board meeting on September 13.