Karachi, Feb 12 ANI | 6 months ago

Former Pakistan captain-turned-politician Imran Khan has slammed the country's reappointed cricket chief Najam Sethi, alleging that he was being rewarded for helping the ruling party commit fraud in last year's general elections.


Sethi, who was also appointed as interim chief minister of the Punjab province during last year's election campaign, was reinstated as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who removed Zaka Ashraf on charges of not running the board properly.

According to The Dawn, Khan said that Sethi was being rewarded for helping to rig the result of the May elections, in which his Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) party won 35 of the 272 seats in the national parliament.

The report mentioned that the PTI has launched legal challenges concerning the result in hundreds of constituencies at the national and provincial levels.

Khan also questioned whether Sethi had enough cricketing knowledge for the post.

However, Sethi denied the allegations and hinted that he will take legal action against Khan for accusing him of rigging the elections.

Sethi's reinstatement was the latest twist in a long running legal saga that saw Ashraf brought back as chief on January 15 by the Islamabad high court, eight months after he was originally removed over dubious elections in the PCB, the report added.

(Posted on 12-02-2014)