BREAKING NEWS – In a surprising turn of events, Zaka Ashraf has resigned as the PCB chairman. A credible news reporter from a Pakistani news channel has reported that Zaka Ashraf has quit his position in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Zaka Asharf’s reign as the PCB chairman was nothing short of a roller coaster ride. Let’s review his time as the PCB chairman. Also, we will try to find out why he resigned as the chairman. It’s a sticky situation.
Zaka Ashraf as a Chairman
The whole country was in shambles due to the political situation. And among all that chaos, there was a tug-of-war between Zaka Ashraf and Najam Sethi to become the chairman of PCB. However, Najam Sethi tweeted that he doesn’t want to be the bone of contention between the political powerhouses in Pakistan. That is why, he is going to resign. As a result, Zaka Ashraf became the PCB chairman on 6 July 2023.
His reign as the chairman was nothing short of a drama. Whether it was the situation with Inzaman-ul-Haq or the Asia Cup fiasco, things never settled down. It was chaos in the office.
Zaka Ashraf tried to keep things under the wrap as much as he could. However, there was setback after setback. Pakistan cricket team’s performance didn’t help at all.
Pakistan’s team lost the Asia Cup, the World Cup, and the subsequent series against Australia and New Zealand.
There was also a minor instance where Zaka Ashraf would lash on the management for lack of preparations during the HBL PSL draft on 13 December 2023.
Does this have anything to do with his resignation? Let’s find out.
Why has Zaka Ashraf Resigned?
The renowned new reporter presented some vague statements from Zaka Ashraf. Here is what he said,
“I was working for the betterment of cricket but we can’t work in this way. Now it is up to the Prime Minister whom he nominates.”
The PCB office has always been in chaos ever since the situation changed. For a nation that loves cricket to the point where you can say, “it runs in their veins,” things are never going to be easy.
This statement from Zaka Ashraf presents the case that things were difficult for him, which made it impossible for him to keep sitting in the driving seat.
Who will replace Zaka Ashraf as PCB chairman?
Zaka Ashraf has asked the Patron of PCB, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, to work out who he wants in the driving seat now. Now, it is up to Mr. Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar, the interim PM of Pakistan, to see who fits the position well. The PCB office can’t be in chaos anymore. For a nation that thrives on cricket, it has to be the most stable thing in the world. But just like it has been for the National team, the office has been very unpredictable as well. For the upcoming chairman of PCB, this is going to be a wild ride.