Zaheer Abbas confirmed as New ICC President
Mr. Zaheer is the only Asian batsman to score a series of first-class centuries, finished his 22-year career with 34,843 runs.
Former Pakistani captain Zaheer Abbas appointed the ICC president, on day three of the ICC cricket body’s Annual Conference week.
Mr. Abbas began his one-year term and thanked the ICC Board and the Full Council for confirming his nomination.
Talking to media He said, “I feel truly honoured to be appointed as the president of the governing body of a great game. This is the sport which has given us friendship, respect, recognition, and an opportunity to serve our countries in different capacities. Personally speaking, it has given me more than I can possibly repay,”
Mr. Zaheer, 67, has 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, Mr. Abbas is the only Asian batsman to score a series of first-class centuries, as he finished his 22-year career with 34,843 runs.
ICC Chairman N. Srinivasan, congratulated Mr. Abbas on his appointment and said, “Zaheer’s outstanding career as a stylish, right-handed batsman is reflected in his remarkable record with 108 first-class hundreds and more than 7,500 international runs.
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