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Pakistan Cricket Board starts search of new CEO

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has started searching for their new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The vacancy will be advertised, however, the senior officials have already started considering some names for the post.

The source confirmed that the officials have shortlisted a few names of cricketers for the post, which include former Pakistan captains Waism Akram, Aamer Sohail  and Ramiz Raja.

Raja has had held the post in past but due to his commentary commitments is very unlikely to accept the job.

Meanwhile, Akram — who is less qualified for the post — has a suspicious past which might become a hurdle for him in availing this opportunity.

Both former crickets have already met the PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani in Dubai as well, but a source confirmed that they haven’t had any discussion over the matter.

The source inside the board further confirmed that former opener Sohail is also unlikely for the post due to his aggressive stance on different matters regarding the PCB and is not in the good books of the senior officials.

It is worth mentioning that Mani has already limited the authority of the PCB Chief and announced to appoint the CEO to run the board matters.

Newly elected Chairman of PCB Ehsan Mani is making big changes in the PCB.

Earlier, The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Subhan Ahmed has been charged by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for being involved in corruption.

Ahmed has been charged with six cases of corruption which includes having more property than his earning and also building a farm house on Barki Road in Lahore.

He is also accused of taking a hefty bribe for the appointments of 37 people in PCB, corruption in the air tickets for the Champions Trophy in 2013, taking bribe for contract of Islamabad Cricket Stadium, embezzlement of funds in the rental cars for PCB and infrastructure of domestic cricket.

Syed Fareed Ali, additional director of FIA, has confirmed that investigation is being carried out against Ahmed.

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