Sharif shakes up PCB leadership
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has replaced the Pakistan Cricket Board's governing members after it was confirmed court-ordered elections would not be held before this Friday.
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Acting in his new role as the PCB's patron, Sharif has installed an interim committee to take charge for "no longer than 90 days".
Najam Sethi has been elected as temporary chairman and is set to represent Pakistan at this month's International Cricket Council board meeting in London.
The move comes after previous chairman Zaka Ashraf was suspended after his election was challenged in the Islamabad High Court.
An order to re-elect members by Friday could not be met, forcing Prime Minister Sharif to install the temporary committee.
A PCB statement confirmed the changes "in view of the prevailing state of affairs of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) with regard to its Constitution, the directions given by the Honourable Islamabad High Court concerning the PCB and the pending Intra-Court Appeal in Islamabad High Court".
Sethi will chair the five-man interim committee which includes former chairman Shaharyar M Khan, former team manager Naveed Cheema and ex-players Zaheer Abbas and Haroon Rasheed.