Najam Sethi was unanimously approved to be the next chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board at the Annual General Meeting on Thursday. If appointed, he will succeed Shaharyar Khan as the next PCB chief, reported PTI.

Shaharyar made it clear at the AGM that he didn’t want to continue as chairman after his three-year term ends in August, due to personal and health reasons. The resolution was passed at a time when there are reports about Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif looking at other candidates to succeed Shahrayar.

“Perhaps pre-empting the situation, Sethi managed to get this resolution passed which basically confirms that he is very popular in the cricket board,” an insider said.

The AGM, which takes place twice a year, also passed a resolution recommending that Sethi be given a Pride of Performance award by the government for his contribution to Pakistan cricket.

Sethi also announced that eight matches of the third PSL would be held in Lahore and Karachi (four each) while around 30 parties had submitted bids to buy the sixth franchise of the league.

The AGM had its own share of goof-ups as well. Asmavia Iqbal was confirmed as the best women cricketer of the year, although the fast bowler was dropped for tours to New Zealand and Australia last year and the World Cup qualifiers due to bad form.