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Ex-Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas named as ICC president

New Delhi, June 25: The former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas has been appointed as the new president of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The 67-year-old batsman replaced Bangladesh’s Mustafa Kamal.

Stylish and prolific batsman Zaheer for both Pakistan and Gloucestershire scored more than 5,000 runs in 78 Tests, 2,500 in 62 one-day internationals and more than 34,000 in a professional career that brought him 108 centuries – making him the only Asian batsman to make a century .

He said: “I feel truly honored and humbled to be appointed as the president of the governing body.

The ICC chairman, Narayanaswami Srinivasan, added, “Zaheer is clearly an iconic cricketer who always played the game with skill, flair and in the true spirit. He is a worthy ambassador of our great game.”

South Africa, Zimbabwe and West Indies will be the next three nations to supply the ICC president, followed by England for the 2019-20 term of office.

 

 

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