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Najam Sethi likely to face removal, probe over alleged irregularities

A report revealing alleged financial and administration irregularities of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has been submitted to PM-designate Imran Khan, sources told Dunya News.

As per details garnered, PCB chairman had appointed friends and closed family members on high-level posts. Naila Bhatti was awarded director post just after three month of her appointment. Likewise, Aun Zaidi was promoted to assistant manager of PCB’s social media wing.

Sources privy to PTI told our correspondent that PM-in-waiting will not only force Sethi to relinquish but would also initiate probe into mammoth irregularities.

Sources added that Khan will also direct Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to take probe of pending cases against Sethi to their logical end.

Ever since victory of cricketer-turned-politician in general elections, air is thick with rumors that Khan is mulling over removing incumbent PCB chairman from his post. The likely successor of Sethi will be Wasim Akram.  

‘Sethi ready to go home’

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman, Najam Sethi, has said that he is ready to quit the PCB and go home if Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan or any of his advisers even signal him to go.

Talking to this scribe, he said he has run the organisation transparently and has nothing to fear but would only continue in the post if Imran Khan personally asks him to do so.

Najam said it is the right of the chief patron to pick his nominee to head the top cricket body, but so far he has not decided to resign from the post. He said he has no intention to throw the PCB into instability and chaos over his personal interest. The PCB chief said there are no bread and butter issues attached to this post and he can return to media and restart his talk show.

Meanwhile, Jugno Mohsin, wife of the PCB chief and a newly-elected member of the Punjab Assembly, while talking to a US media outlet said Najam Sethi would decide about his future in the PCB in about a week’s time.

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