Former Pakistan captain the legendary Zaheer Abbas has finally been nominated by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as its nominee for the International Cricket Council (ICC) presidency.
The move was taken a day after former chairman Najam Sethi’s pulling out from the race for the prestigious post.
The legendary 67-year-old Abbas also used to be called ‘Asian Bradman’ recently held the post of advisor to the PCB chairman and is revered person in the international scenario of cricket.
Zaheer Abbas, who represented his country in 78 Tests and 62 ODIs, getting 5062 and 2572 runs recorded respectively in the books of cricket, received unanimous support from the PCB Governing Board as the candidate for the presidency of the cricket’s world governing infrastructure on Tuesday.
Other front runners for the nomination also include Majid Khan and Asif Iqbal.
The decision comes just as the ICC was about to consider Sethi’s nomination in their board conference later this month and he would have taken charge for one year affecting July 1.
However, Sethi said the ICC’s recent announcement that the president’s position will only be open to top former players of the game from July 2016 convinced him to draw his name back from the nomination.
“I have withdrawn my candidature,” Sethi said.