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Abbas new President of ICC

Jun 25, 2015 | Kaushal Adhikari |

Former Captain of Pakistan, Zaheer Abbas has been appointed as the president of International Cricket Council (ICC). The Annual board meeting of ICC which is being held at Barbados announced Abbas as the president.

 

President of ICC is a ceremonial post, which ICC appoints for a period of one year and being given a chance to every test playing nations. This time it was of Pakistan and they chose Abbas.

 

After being nominated as the new President of ICC, Abbas told "I am thankful to all the gentlemen over here for the support that you have done with me. This will add boost for me by nominating me as the new President of ICC.”

 

“I also want to thank Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for proposing me as the candidate as the ICC president. I want to make you sure that I will do my best to help flourish this beautiful cricket and inspire people to fall in love with this beautiful game,” Abbas told.

 

67 years old Abbas had played 78 test matches for Pakistan while has played only 62 One Day Internationals for his country. He scored 5062 runs in test matches with an average of 44.79 with 12 centuries and 20 half centuries in his 124 innings. In 60 innings in ODIs he scored 2572 runs with an average of 47.62 with 7 centuries and 13 half centuries. 



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