Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi has appointed the world's fastest bowler Shoaib Akhtar as his advisor on cricket and brand ambassador of the PCB while not extending the two-year contracts of former brand ambassadors of the HBL-Pakistan Super League (PSL) – Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja.
Talking to Dawn on Saturday, the PCB chairman said Shoaib has been appointed because he earned a big name in world of cricket as a fast bowler and also has sound knowledge of the game.
Sethi further said one more ambassador and advisor on cricket would also be appointed soon. Though he was not ready to disclose the name of the second ambassador and advisor, Dawn learnt that the most successful captain of Pakistan history, Misbah-ul-Haq was in negotiation for the key post.
On Friday, the newly built Pakistan Liver and Kidney Centre Institute, Lahore also appointed Misbah as its ambassador.
If Misbah gets the PCB job, it will be a combination of aggression and defense, as Shoaib is famous for his aggressive style both on and off the field while Misbah is a calm and sobre person who is known to have a defensive mindset.
Moreover, PCB chairman said that as all the franchises of the HBL-PSL had appointed their own brand ambassadors and there was no need for the PCB to continue with Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja who had completed their two-year contracts. THE DAWN