ISLAMABAD: Former Cricketers feel a cricketer can run the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) better than an administrator saying that the Islamabad High Court (IHC) also adhered the same by setting conditions like the candidate must be at least a graduate and should have some cricket in the bank either Test or first-class.
Former cricketers believe that the two significant conditions set by the court are good omens for national cricket.
After this IHC’s decision a number of former players have shown their intentions to contest for the top slot of the board, most serious ones include Mohsin Hassan Khan, Javed Miandad, Abdul Qadir and Zaheer Abbas.
Talking to APP, Mohsin Hasan Khan said he had not given it a final thought but was certainly considering running as candidate for chairman. “If people think that I am capable enough to run cricket affairs then I might give it a thought,” he stated.
Mohsin, who has played 48 Tests and 75 ODIs from 1977 to 1986 mainly as an opening batsman, said he believe a cricketer can handle the board matters well.
Javed Miandad said he is seriously thinking about contesting the elections as he knows the affairs of the board well enough now and, given his cricketing background. “I can do good for Pakistan cricket,” Miandad said adding that what encourages him is that he has received overwhelming support from various quarters to contest the elections whenever they are held.
Meanwhile, Former Test Legends Zaheer Abbas and Abdul Qadir have also shown intentions to contest for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman elections to be held this month.
Qadir said competent cricketers such as himself should come forward and contest in the elections.
“The candidate should have the ability to take decisions,” he remarked, adding, he will fight for Pakistan’s rights if elected as the chairman.