Wasim Akram trashes Indian media report, says never interested in PCB chief slot

By: News Desk      Published: 02:21 PM, 31 Aug, 2021
Wasim Akram trashes Indian media report, says never interested in PCB chief slot
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Legendary Pakistani left-arm fast bowler and former captain Wasim Akram has ourightly trashed Indian newspaper’s report that he was vying for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman post, labelling the report “fake news”.

In a tweet uploaded on Tuesday, Wasim Akram urged Indian media to “stop spreading such fake news” and clarified that he was "never interested in it". 

“Please stop spreading such fake news. Get your sources right,” he said while responding to a report published in Times of India.

The legendary fast bowler said that the TOI is one of India’s top and credible newspapers and such baseless news can only hurt its image.

The PCB chairman’s post is a specialised job and he was never interested in it, he said, adding, “Thank God, I am content where I am in my life.”

In another tweet, Wasim Akram congratulated former opening batsman Ramiz Raja for his nomination to the PCB board of governors, expressing the confidence that Raja can bring positivity to Pakistan cricket as "he has the vision and experience to achieve that". 

"Pakistan cricket needs a big lift and my support is with you," tweeted the former captain.