Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has on Tuesday decided to nominate Zaheer Abbas, the Asian Baradman, for the presidency of International Cricket Council (ICC) since former Chairman PCB Najam Sethi has withdrawn his name, reported Sial News.
Earlier, Majid Khan was also being considered for the presidency of the ICC but Zaheer Abbas was finally agreed upon.
Zaheer Abbas was born on July 24, 1947, in Sialkot and is considered as one of the best batsmen the game has ever produced. In 78 Tests that he played for Pakistan, Zaheer scored 5062 runs at an average of 44.79 and scored 2572 runs in just 62 One-Day International (ODI) games at a strike rate of 84.80, which is striking considering the era he played in.
Zaheer Abbas was among the few professional players who used to have their glasses on while batting. In 1982-83, he became the first batsman to score 3 consecutive centuries in ODIs. He was also among the few batsmen to have scored a century of centuries in first class matches.
Zaheer held the post of advisor to the PCB chairman and is considered as a respectable individual in the world.
Earlier, Najam Sethi withdrew his nomination after the ICC was going to consider his appointment as the president from July 1 for a tenure of one year.