Lahore, May 11: Former Pakistan captain Majid Khan has emerged as the front-runner to take over as the chief of the ICC's Cricket Committee which was left vacant after Sunil Gavaskar resigned from the post.
A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official was quoted as saying by the 'The Jang' yesterday, ''Majid has a lot of support from most of the Test-playing nations and is likely to get a nomination to take over as the committee head.'' Majid, also a former PCB chief executive, was nominated for the chairmanship and seems all set to take over the post following an ICC meeting in Dubai next month.
He has also represented Pakistan in 63 Tests and 23 One-Day Internationals.
Gavaskar resigned from the post after the ICC asked him to choose between the job and his media commitments which it described as a conflict of interest.
The official said that Majid's nomination has the full support of several member nations including England who are keen to have him as the committee chief.