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Lloyd to succeed Gavaskar at ICC Cricket Committee

July 03, 2008 18:17 IST

Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd will succeed Sunil Gavaskar as chairman of the ICC's Cricket Committee after Pakistan withdrew Majid Khan's nomination for the high-profile post.

Sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board said Majid's nomination was withdrawn before the ICC meeting commenced in Dubai.

Majid's scathing attack on the PCB, for sacking senior official Saleem Altaf and its alleged failure to run the game properly, earned the former captain the Board's wrath.

Majid also called for the public accounts committee of the National Assembly to probe the financial affairs of the PCB and blamed it for increasing indiscipline among its players.

Majid's strong comments came as a surprise to many as the former Test player is generally an introvert who rarely speaks publicly or in the media on any issue.

After Majid addressed the press, the ICC was informed that he was no longer Pakistan's nomination for the post, which is vacant since Sunil Gavaskar's resignation, a PCB source said.

Gavaskar relinquished the post after the ICC objected to his media commitments, citing conflict of interests. The former India captain was told to choose between either of the jobs.

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