PCB nominates Majid Khan as Gavaskar's replacement

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Lahore, May 10 (UNI) After Sunil Gavaskar's resignation from the ICC's Cricket Committee chairmanship, the PCB has stepped up efforts to garner support for its nomination for the prestigious post with former Test captain and Board Chief Executive Majid Jahangir Khan as its candidate.

Earlier, the International Cricket Council (ICC) termed Gavaskar's wide ranging media commitments 'a conflict of interest' with the governing body.

The former Indian captain was constantly writing columns for a long time, besides doing commentary for cricket matches for which the ICC had been warning him every now and then.

A senior PCB official confirmed that the board had sent in its nomination and proposed Majid's name.

''He has previous experience of top level cricket administration and has worked on several ICC committees and assignments,'' the official said.

The PCB had nominated Majid's name last year as well, but then Gavaskar went on to retain his post even though there were strong words being said about the decision.

Majid, has represented Pakistan in 63 Tests and 23 One-Day Internationals, had a no-nonsense approach as administrator when he was PCB Chief Executive before stepping down in 1999.

According to sources, the PCB has started to lobby for Majid, but still other Test playing nations will put forward their nominations as well.

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