PM Imran Khan rejected proposal to place his professional and competent cousin at a top post: Sources

PM Imran Khan rejected proposal to place his professional and competent cousin at a top post: Sources
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LAHORE - Prime Minister Imran Khan has rejected a proposal to put his cousin at a top post in the Pakistan Cricket Board.

He turned down the proposal made by chairman PCB Ehsan Mani to appoint former legendary opening batsman Majid Khan as the chief executive of PCB.

Majid is Imran’s cousin and both have played lot of cricket for Pakistan together in the late 1970-80. Though Majid would have been the best choice for the CEO’s post according to critics and experts, the prime minister was reluctant to give any role to any of his close relatives.

Mani, in his maiden press conference held on Sept 4 after getting elected as PCB chairman, had expressed his concern over the trend of the Board chairman also enjoying the powers of chief executive - as done by previous chairman Najam Sethi. Mani said he is keen to see a separate post of chief executive assigned to a competent person.

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