Former Pakistan pazarist Shoaib Akhtar announced on Thursday his resignation as advisor to the president of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The 43-year-old man, who was appointed to the post by former PCB president Najam Sethi, took to Twitter and declared his "immediate" removal from office. "This is to announce that I have immediately resigned as President's Adviser # PCB. @ TheRealPCB #ShoaibAkhtar," Akhtar wrote.
– Shoaib Akhtar (@ shoaib100mph) September 6, 2018
Reflecting on the reason for the decision, the author of the report said that it is ethically wrong to continue working while changes occur in the governance of PCBs. "I can no longer continue in his position as he considered it ethically wrong to continue working because of the change in the PCB government," Akhtar was quoted as saying by ANI.
The former Pakistan sprinter claimed more than 400 fields during his international cricket career spanning more than a decade. Affectionately known as the "Rawalpindi Express", Akhtar represented Pakistan in 46 tests and 163 ODI. Along with that, Akhtar also represented his country in 15 T20I. The 43-year-old, during his career, was considered one of the fastest bowlers, who played alongside players such as bowling greats Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.
Previously, the former president of the International Cricket Council (ICC), Ehsan Mani, was named official president of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for a period of three years. He had replaced Najam Sethi, who resigned from office last month.
(With ANI entries)