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‘Stop asking for favours’, Najam Sethi urges people

Chairman of the Management Committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi has asked people to stop asking him to hire or promote people in the board all the time.

On Sunday, the former chairman of the PCB took to Twitter to ask “relatives, friends, acquaintances, and people in power” not to ask him for such favours.

In an effort to bring back the PCB’s 2014 Constitution, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif named the 74-year-old as the head of the management committee last month. So, when the board broke up, Ramiz Raja’s time as chairman of the PCB was over.

“I get a lot of “requests” from family members, friends, acquaintances, and people in positions of power to hire or promote people in PCB. “Please, Please, everyone, understand that PCB is not a job agency,” he wrote on Twitter.

Sethi also said that he “cannot and will not repeat bad past practises” that hurt the company’s reputation.

Sethi has been getting requests for passes to the Pakistan Super League and favours for any player’s selection since he became the head of the management committee.

In a tweet, the head of the PCB management committee told his friends and other well-known people “NOT to ask for free tickets/passes to PSL games starting next month.”

He also said, “The National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which audits PCB, has told us to stop doing this.”

Sethi also asked people not to ask him to put a player on the team or give a job to someone who didn’t deserve it.

He typed: “I’m also asking my friends and people in power not to do sifarish for the selection of any player, coach, etc., or to hire or help anyone who doesn’t deserve it. PCB has to compete with the best professional groups in the world, so it can’t be inefficient.”