ICC receives Zaheer Abbas’ nomination for Presidency
Dubai: The International Cricket Council today confirmed receiving the nomination of former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas for Presidency, saying that his name will now be referred to the world body’s Nominations Committee for consideration.
“The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) yesterday nominated former Test captain Zaheer Abbas for the ICC Presidency,” the ICC said in a statement.
“The nomination will now go forward for consideration by the ICC Nominations Committee and then to the ICC Board for approval before it is ratified by the Full Council at the 2015 Annual Conference, which will take place from 21-26 June in Barbados.”
Commenting on his nomination, Zaheer said, “I am honoured and privileged to have been nominated for this prestigious position and, should I be appointed, I would be delighted to represent the ICC as an ambassador for our great game.”
Abbas, 67, played 78 Tests and 62 ODIs from 1969 to 1985 in which he scored 5,062 and 2,572 runs, respectively. He also played in the 1975, 1979 and 1983 ICC Cricket World Cups and captained Pakistan in 14 Tests and 13 ODIs.
With 108 centuries, he is the only Asian batsman to score a century of first-class centuries as he finished his 22-year career with 34,843 runs.
Zaheer was also an ICC match referee in the one Test and three-ODI series in 1993 between Sri Lanka and the West Indies in Sri Lanka.