Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas was named President of the International Cricket Council for the next year at the annual conference of the sport’s world governing body in Barbados on Tuesday.
Zaheer, 67, filled the vacancy in the largely honorary role left by Mustafa Kamal, who resigned after a feud with the organisation due to a rift with N Srinivasan regarding the decision as to who would present the World Cup trophy during the final which took place on March 29 this year.
Speaking on the occasion, Abbas said, “I feel truly honoured and humbled to be appointed as the president of the governing body of our great game.”
“This is the sport which has given us friendship, respect, recognition and an opportunity to serve our countries in different capacities”, Abbas added.
Zaheer Abbas is considered one of Pakistan’s finest batsmen who played 78 Tests and 62 one day internationals from 1969 to 1985. His appointment for the top job as come as a delight to all Pakistani cricket fans.