Lahore: Pakistan nominated Najam Sethi on Thursday as its candidate for the presidency of cricket's world governing body next year, three months after he resigned as the head of the national board.
Sethi's nomination for the presidency of the International Cricket Council (ICC) was confirmed after approval from Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, patron of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
"The PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan and the Board of Governors have unanimously recommended Sethi as Pakistan's nominee for president of the ICC for the 2015-16 term commencing on July 1, 2015," said a PCB release.
Pakistan's Ehsan Mani held the ICC president's post between 2003 and 2006 but in 2012 the ICC changed the structure of its top-level administration effective from 2014, making the role a ceremonial one with a one-year term, handing over power to the new post of chairman.
India's Narayanaswami Srinivasan took over as ICC's chairman for the next two years in June.
Bangladesh's Mustafa Kamal is the current ICC president whose tenure will end in June 2015.
"Sethi is a renowned international award winning journalist. Last year he served as chairman PCB and helped fashion a new democratic constitution for the PCB, later voluntarily stepping aside to make way for the election of Khan," the PCB said.
Sethi endured a tumultuous spell at the head of the PCB, being appointed and removed from the post repeatedly as a legal tussle with a rival raged.
Eventually he stepped down and Khan was elected.