In a significant move by the Pakistan Cricket Board, Mohsin Naqvi has been appointed as the new chairman of the board. He was elected as the PCB Chairman unopposed in the Board of Governors (BoG) meeting held at the National Cricket Academy of Pakistan in Lahore.
Mohsin Naqvi is the 37th full-time Chairman of the PCB succeeding Ramiz Raja who was quashed his post in 2022 by the Central government which came into power after Imran Khan-led Peoples Party of Pakistan’s government toppled after a no-confidence motion in the parliament.
As is the case in Pakistan when a government in the centre changes it leads to a change in the Chairman of PCB as well who is also more or less an appointee of the Prime Minister of Pakistan. After Ramiz Raja, Najam Sethi, Zaka Ashraf and most recently Shah Khawar took the reigns of the PCB as the interim heads of the PCB’s Managing Committee.
Mohsin Naqvi lays out future plan for becoming PCB Chairman
Interestingly, Mohsin Naqvi is also the interim Chief Minister of the Punjab province of Pakistan. He is set to head the PCB for a full term of 3 years by replacing the interim head of the PCB managing committee Shah Khawar. Mohsin expressed gratitude to the BoG for their trust in him to helm the PCB and emphasized his unwavering dedication to enhancing the quality of cricket in Pakistan.
After taking up his role as PCB Chairman, Naqvi said, “I am deeply honoured and humbled to have been unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board," Mohsin Naqvi said. "I am thankful for the trust and confidence reposed in me. I am fully committed to upgrading the standard of the game in the country and bringing professionalism in the administration of cricket in Pakistan.”
Pakistan Cricket is going through a state of turmoil after a disastrous Asia Cup and ODI World Cup in 2023 followed by getting white-washed in Tests in Australia and losing to New Zealand by 4-1 at their home turf. PCB needs continuity in their setup and policy which will enable better relations between the board and the players and take Pakistan cricket in the right direction.