Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has resigned from the post of advisor to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman. Akhtar took to Twitter on Thursday to inform about his decision. “This is to announce that I have resigned from the post of Advisor to the Chairman #PCB effective immediately. @TheRealPCB #ShoaibAkhtar,” he wrote. Also Read - Coronavirus Crisis: Asia Cup Will Not be Held This Year, Claims BCCI Official
According to the Express Tribune, the 43-year-old, while reflecting on the reason behind the decision said that it is ethically incorrect to continue working while there are changes in PCB’s governance.
It should be noted that Ehsan Mani, former International Cricket Council (ICC) president, was recently elected as the new PCB chief. He replaced Najam Sethi, who stepped down from the post last month following Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony as Pakistan Prime Minister. Mani will be serving as the PCB chief for the next three years.
Akhtar claimed more than 400 wickets in international cricket for Pakistan in a career that spanned over a decade. He bagged a total of 178 test wickets, 247 one-day international wickets and 19 T20 international wickets throughout his career.