Shoaib Akhtar steps down as Advisor to the PCB Chairman

Akhtar was appointed by the former PCB chairman Najam Sethi.

Shoaib Akhtar | Twitter

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has resigned as the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board's Advisor on Thursday (6 September). He broke the news of his resignation from the post on Twitter.

The 43-year-old, who was appointed by former PCB chairman Najam Sethi took to Twitter to announce his resignation from the post with “immediate effect”.

He wrote on his official Twitter handle, “This is to announce that I have resigned from the post of Advisor to the Chairman #PCB effective immediately. @TheRealPCB  #ShoaibAkhtar,”

While reflecting on the reason behind the decision, which he took after Mani replaced Sethi as PCB chief, Akhtar said that it is ethically incorrect to continue working while there are changes in PCB’s governance.

As per reports in the Express Tribune, he stated, “I can no longer continue in his role as he considered it ethically wrong to continue working due to change in PCB’s governance.”

Shoaib, who retired from international cricket after Pakistan's defeat in 2011 World Cup, played in 46 Tests and 163 one-day internationals for his country in which the lethal pacer had taken 178 and 247 wickets respectively in his glorious 14-year long career.

Akhtar, who is fondly known as the 'Rawalpindi Express', is regarded as one of the greatest pacers in the history of the game, having bowled a delivery officially recorded at a top speed of 161.3 km/h.

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By Rashmi Nanda - 07 Sep, 2018

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