Najam Sethi, former Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has accused Imran Khan of abolishing the democratic 2014 constitution of the PCB, which was approved by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Supreme Court of Pakistan. According to Sethi, Khan, who was the Prime Minister of Pakistan, was the same person who used to advocate for the Prime Minister not to be the patron-in-chief of the PCB, but he changed his stance after becoming Prime Minister and appointed himself chairman of the PCB.
Sethi also alleges that Khan has "played with" the constitution of the PCB, causing damage to Pakistan cricket. These comments come after Khan appointed Ramiz Raja as Chairman of the PCB in September 2021. After Khan was dismissed as Prime Minister by Shehbaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League-Noon (PML-N) party, rumours began to circulate that Sethi would become the new Chairman of the PCB.
"Imran Khan was the same person who used to say PM should not be a patron in chief of PCB, but the first thing he changed after becoming PM was the chairman of PCB."
"Imran Khan has played with the constitution of the Pakistan Cricket Board, which has ruined Pakistan Cricket. He abolished the democratic 2014'S constitution of PCB, which ICC and the Supreme Court of Pakistan approved."
Almost a year later, these rumours have come true as the PML-N has appointed Sethi as the PCB Chairman, reviving the 2014 constitution of the PCB. This move has been met with mixed reactions, as some believe that Sethi's experience and knowledge of cricket make him well-suited for the role, while others are sceptical of his ability to lead the PCB effectively.
Overall, the situation surrounding the PCB leadership and constitution has been complex and contentious, with various factions vying for control and influence. It remains to be seen how Sethi's appointment as Chairman will impact the future of Pakistan cricket.