Veteran administrator Ehsan Mani is likely to serve as Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) chairman for another three-year term, a report by ESPN Cricinfo confirmed on Wednesday. Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan is all set to nominate Mani and Asad Ali Khan for another term in the PCB Board of Governors.
Ehsan Mani’s first term as PCB’s chairman will end in August this year. He was elected unopposed in 2018 after Imran Khan came into power and was elected as the Prime Minister. On June 21st, both Imran Khan and Ehsan Mani met in the formers’ house. Imran Khan reportedly asked Mani to continue with his role and the latter agreed to carry on for another term.
Since Ehsan Mani joined PCB as the chairman, he has revamped the functioning of the PCB, such as redrafting the board’s constitution, making it in line with the practices of corporate governance.
Ehsan Mani continuing for another term would mean that CEO Wasim Khan too is likely to carry on for another term as well. Earlier, Khan told in an interview that Pakistan is likely to host several top teams for the 2021-22 season.
“The PCB has always valued its fans and supporters and understands their contribution to the growth of the sport. Taking into consideration that we as a nation have collectively and successfully managed the Covid-19 pandemic, I remain confident and optimistic that all our cricket in the 2021-22 season in which New Zealand, England, West Indies and Australia will also be played in front of our fans.
“Fans are the essence and spirit of any sport. Without them, no event can be completely successful. The presence of the fans was missed by the PCB, players and all commercial partners, but the remaining 20 matches in Abu Dhabi were staged in unusual times and difficult circumstances,” he noted.