Former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram quashed claims of him eyeing the position of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman prior to Ramiz Raja’s nomination by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Akram rubbished the rumours and termed the entire report 'baseless.' He turned to Twitter and wrote: "Please stop spreading such fake news. Get your sources right. TOI is one of India’s top and credible newspapers and such baseless news can only hurt that image."
"PCB chairman’s post is a specialised job and I was never interested in it. Thank God, I am content where I am in my life," he added.
Earlier, Times of India cited news agency Press Trust of India, reporting that the legendary pacer had expressed his interest in holding the coveted position after the completion of former PCB boss Ehsan Mani’s three-year tenure.
"It is true Wasim Akram was also considered for the chairman's post and had also indicated his interest but, apparently, the prime minister was advised that Ramiz would be a better choice as he had no past baggage to carry with him," the news agency had quoted a supposed insider.
The former cricketer, who is presently in Australia with his wife Shaniera Akram and their daughter, is an influential member of PCB’s Cricket Committee and also holds the post of director cricket/coach of Pakistan Super League franchise, Karachi Kings.