It is rumored that Imran Khan might be putting an end to politically endorsed sports bodies. And, his first target apparently is Najam Sethi, the current chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Sethi was appointed by Nawaz Sharif but he was allegedly appointed on political grounds, which is a norm Imran Khan wishes to get rid of in Naya Pakistan. According to various news reports, a close aide of Imran Khan, Zulfiqar Bukhari has advised him to make the move.
However, Najam Sethi isn’t just a political appointment who has done nothing for Pakistani cricket. And, although this is not a confirmed report, people are still brewing up a storm over this apparent piece of information.
Here is how people are reacting to the reports that Najam Sethi might be removed as Chairman PCB:
This man pointed out how this decision possibly runs against Khan’s own ideas of keeping things politically peaceful.
Didn’t IK say in his first public address after the election that there would be no political victimization of opponents?
Why then is there talk of removing Najam Sethi from the PCB — whether you like or dislike him you can’t deny the fact that he has done much for Pak cricket
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) July 27, 2018
Other’s are pointing out Sethi’s contributions to keeping cricket alive in the country
Removing Najam Sethi as chairman PCB – after knowing how he launched PSL and worked for return of international cricket – won’t be a wise move.
I sincerely hope that PTI/Imran Khan would let him complete his tenure.
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) July 27, 2018
I support Najam Sethi as PCB chairman. This man has done an incredible job for the board, but it seems like Khaan saab will change him now. Ehsan Mani will be the next PCB chairman, I can smell that.
— M Furqan Bhatti (@Furqan013) July 27, 2018
Who is “Zulfi Bukhari” to announce the fate of “Najam Sethi” on behalf of any1? Is he part of parliament or govt official? UK national person is conveying the orders of “expected PM”. Why we failed to have any sensible team since 1958? We are so low? @kssdk @mehreen_anwer
— Farhan_Subhani (@DrFarhanSubhani) July 27, 2018
Wondering who is allegedly set to take his place?
Wasim Akram poised to replace Najam Sethi as PCB chief ????#ElectionPakistan2018 ????️#NayaPakistan ???????? pic.twitter.com/ybTtg8r6E3
— Rizwan Khan (@khan_here_) July 27, 2018
This is just speculation still, even though some members of Akram’s family have claimed the news to be true.
Some people had opinions about replacing Sethi with Akram, of course.
Wasim Akram is a good player but management is something different najam sethi did amazing job and apart from that wasim Akram made fun of Pakistan in Indian shows. Let Najam Sethi continue his job
— Mohsin (@imsmohsin) July 27, 2018
Najam sethi out Wasim Akram in…
Howz dat??? #NayaPakistan
— Erfan (@erfan_chaudhry) July 27, 2018
While we wait for the news to be confirmed or refuted, what are your views?