The prime minister said that he was thankful to Mani for his contribution to cricket
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday lauded the services of former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani for setting up Pakistan's regional domestic cricket structure and bringing international teams to Pakistan.
In a tweet on Saturday, the prime minister said that he was thankful to Mani for his contribution to cricket in Pakistan during his three-year tenure as the head of the PCB.
“I especially appreciate his setting up for the first time, a regional domestic cricket structure in Pakistan and his role in bringing back international cricket teams to Pakistan,” the premier wrote on Twitter.
Want to thank Ehsan Mani for his contribution to cricket in Pak during his 3 yr tenure as Chairman PCB. I especially appreciate his setting up, for the first time, a regional domestic cricket structure in Pak & his role in bringing back international cricket teams to Pakistan.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 28, 2021
Mani was given the offer for extension at the end of his term but he refused to accept it and informed Prime Minister Imran Khan about his decision.
Earlier, a notification had been issued by the government nominating former cricketer Ramiz Raja, who is set to become the next chairman of PCB, and Asad Ali Khan, a chartered accountant by profession, for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Board of Governors (BoG).
The notification was issued by the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) under the direction of the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the Patron-in-Chief of the PCB, Imran Khan.