Until the very last minute, Asif Ali Zardari, co-chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), was courted by the head of the now-defunct Management Committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), but he did not react.
According to the sources, some friends of the party approached Zardari on Monday to persuade him to remove former PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf’s name from consideration for the coveted job of board chair.
The proposal was rejected by the party, which was upset with Tariq Malik’s departure as the former head of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).
As Sethi had to return home as a result of a standoff between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Zardari-led party (PPP) has been pressing hard to give Ashraf the position of PCB head.
Sethi was also subjected to further humiliation.
Elections for the PCB’s top position will take place next week on June 27, according to the PCB.
The board announced in a statement that the election for the position of chairman will take place at its Lahore headquarters. The timetable would be released after collecting nominations from the departments and service organizations.
The commission’s office has also requested that representatives be nominated in writing to the departments and service organizations.