KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Dr Nasim Ashraf on Monday resigned, a few hours after the resignation of President Pervez Musharraf. Musharraf, who was also patron of the PCB, appointed Ashraf as the head of the board on October 6, 2006. Nasim Ashraf, who arrived in Islamabad on Monday after spending two weeks in America, faxed his resignation to the President House. Talking to private TV, Dr Nasim Ashraf said that he would present the details of his resignation on Wednesday at a news conference. PCB chief operating officer Shafqat Naghmi, said that Dr Nasim Ashraf would continue to work at his position until a new chairman is appointed.
Chairman Dr. Naseem said, “I have sent my resignation to the president’s secretariat and told them I can’t continue performing my duties. After the president resigned I didn’t think it would be ethically right to continue,” former chairman PCB told a foreign news agency. Ashraf said his resignation would not have any effect on the Champions Trophy one-day tournament which would be held on schedule from September 12. “The tournament will go on because the board is an institution and it will continue working. I will continue performing my duties till the resignation is accepted,” he added.