Studies in Pakistani media have claimed that legendary pacer Wasim Akram had additionally proven curiosity within the job of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman after the tenure of Ehsan Mani got here to an finish lately. Nonetheless, patron-in-chief of Pakistan cricket and Prime Minister Imran Khan went with former teammate Ramiz Raja.
Akram, who’s an influential member of the PCB’s Cricket Committee and likewise Director cricket/coach with the Karachi Kings within the Pakistan Tremendous League, is presently in Australia together with his spouse and daughter.
As per sources, Wasim Akram’s title was additionally in rivalry at one time limit, and he was a prime candidate to interchange Ehsan Mani and he additionally confirmed curiosity. Nonetheless previous historical past got here in means of his and the PCB chairman’s job.
Wasim Akram Was Additionally Thought-about For The Chairman’s Publish
In keeping with a PCB insider conscious of the developments main as much as the nomination of Ramiz as chairman, the previous nice additionally expressed curiosity within the place.
“It’s true Wasim Akram was additionally thought of for the chairman’s submit and had additionally indicated his curiosity however, apparently, the prime minister was suggested that Ramiz could be a more sensible choice as he had no previous baggage to hold with him,” the supply claimed.
Akram was one of many main names who have been on the focus of the match-fixing accusations with different Pakistan gamers within the Nineteen Nineties and was additionally fined for not collaborating with a judicial inquiry fee on the fixing allegations in 2000.
Though a number of match-fixing investigations together with the Justice Malik Qayyum fee between 1995 and 2000, by no means discovered Akram responsible of any wrongdoing, the allegations surrounding him did affected him personally. Akram has at all times denied the allegations and claimed innocence and upheld that he has not accepted any affords to work within the PCB due to his different commitments.
“However this time Wasim had proven curiosity however ultimately the premier settled upon Ramiz who has by no means come beneath the shadow of match-fixing allegations as a participant or captain,” the supply mentioned.
Apparently Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, and Ramiz Raja have been all a part of the 1992 World Cup-winning Pakistani group and have captained Pakistan at numerous factors of their worldwide careers.