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    Time to appreciate what Najam Sethi has done for Pakistan cricket

    It is a shame that people are refusing to give him his due simply because of his support for the PMLN government

    He has done a wonderful job for pakistan cricket especially when it comes to reviving international cricket

    Ever since his involvement in 2014/2015 teams we have made good progress and there is no doubt that if he is allowed to stay he will bring full international tours to pakistan cricket

    He is the best thing that has happened to the pcb in a long time and hopefully he will be in charge for years to come

    People should learn to put their political differences aside and not be so bitter
    Last edited by UN talkz; 14th September 2017 at 17:26.


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    Agreed, he's definitely done more for Pakistan cricket than any recent admin. Respect for the man especially in the face of the public adversity.


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    Agreed, doesn't get the credit for being associated with the unpopular party. If only he belonged to PTI, he would then be hailed as the Messiah of Pakistan Cricket.

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    Sethi have been really good so far for Pakistan cricket. Ever since he got the post, he have managed to get things moving, for instance unlike his predecssors he actually managed to get PSL up and running against all odds. Infact it made it instant hit. I do not have the actual numbers to back up the claim but Id guess the market value for PSL would be atleast $50Million. Thats huge considering except for the PSL2 final, every match have been on neutral ground. Now he is also working really well to gradually bring international cricket back home.
    Although despite his recent success one shouldnt ignore his fail attempt to revive cricket with India. His 'MOU' signed with India during Big3 take over was his biggest let down. However, I doubt there was anything he could've done back then. But now that Big3 is history and more revenue for PCB means all good news.
    Id be one of few who thinks Najam Sethi will be much better chairman than some of his predecssors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hafeezrocks View Post
    Agreed, doesn't get the credit for being associated with the unpopular party. If only he belonged to PTI, he would then be hailed as the Messiah of Pakistan Cricket.
    He would be hailed as the second greatest Pakistani after Jinnah.


    You gotta work until your idols become your rivals.

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    He's good with politics, but as far as managing internet cricket and nurturing talent, he hasn't done much.

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    *Lahore

    get your facts straight

    He's only there to fill his own pockets and get brownie points for his masters. He shouldnt even be in the post
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    He's done a lot. Respect to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxamax View Post
    He's good with politics, but as far as managing internet cricket and nurturing talent, he hasn't done much.
    So what should he do? Should he go to each and everyone's home and see if their kids play cricket?

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    Job well done by Sethi sahab without doubt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    *Lahore

    get your facts straight

    He's only there to fill his own pockets and get brownie points for his masters. He shouldnt even be in the post
    Is it his fault that other boards or players don't want to go to any other city than Lahore?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebreaker View Post
    Is it his fault that other boards or players don't want to go to any other city than Lahore?
    Its his job to convince them

    If he managed to convince that Lahore is safe despite Lahore being the city with the most terrorist attacks (along with Quetta & Peshawar) in recent years that yes he is at fault. Seems like he is not sincere. Lahore was where SL team got attacked. Not Pindi, Karachi or Multan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    Its his job to convince them

    If he managed to convince that Lahore is safe despite Lahore being the city with the most terrorist attacks (along with Quetta & Peshawar) in recent years that yes he is at fault. Seems like he is not sincere. Lahore was where SL team got attacked. Not Pindi, Karachi or Multan
    NZ team was targeted in Karachi as well and that too on the hotel which is much more dangerous than team bus attack because now they have got bullet proof and bomb proof vehicles but that bomb blast on hotel was way more fatal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    *Lahore

    get your facts straight

    He's only there to fill his own pockets and get brownie points for his masters. He shouldnt even be in the post
    he can fill his own pockets and make brownie points for his masters as much as he likes as long as he is helping pakistan cricket by bringing cricket home in some capacity

    he is far better than his predecessors who were to incompetent to even make themselves look good

    they were all talk and no action but sethi is delivering and not just making hot air

    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    Its his job to convince them

    If he managed to convince that Lahore is safe despite Lahore being the city with the most terrorist attacks (along with Quetta & Peshawar) in recent years that yes he is at fault. Seems like he is not sincere. Lahore was where SL team got attacked. Not Pindi, Karachi or Multan
    and what makes you think he is not
    convincing them?

    why do you think karachi will host matches in psl 3?

    it will lead to karachi hosting matches in the future

    eventually other cities will get matches as well but people like you will have something new to cry about

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxamax View Post
    He's good with politics, but as far as managing internet cricket and nurturing talent, he hasn't done much.
    it is not his job to nurture talent. he is a administrator not a coach

    also you have to consider the priorities. right now the main priority is to bring international cricket back to pakistan

    domestic cricket etc will fall into place and progress will be made on that front but the focus right now has to be on bringing international cricket back

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    as i said the only problem is that he is a nawaz guy

    the same people would have had a different tune if he was a pti guy and the matches were being hosted in peshawar

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    @Slog is the O.G of crying I like PTI as well but got to respect Sethi for his productiveness when it comes to bringing cricket home and the PSL. Lahore is a part of Pakistan is it not, stop whinging man

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    No doubt the best thing to have happened to the PCB in ages. The likes of Nasim Ashraf, Ijaz Butt, Zaka Ashraf don't even come close

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    Agree, although I hate PML but Sethi is a smart guy and so far doing a fine job and should we appreciated and I do. So happy SYK is gone .

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    Some good work but also some awful work.

    His closeness to one of the TV channels though is causing rifts and problems and will continue to do so.



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    Him being PML supporter is not the problem. Him constantly mixing politics with sport is wrong. Do u remember PCB when it was the 25 years since 1992 world cup. Imran Khan wasn't even mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htariq25 View Post
    Him being PML supporter is not the problem. Him constantly mixing politics with sport is wrong. Do u remember PCB when it was the 25 years since 1992 world cup. Imran Khan wasn't even mentioned.
    This was before Najam became chairman. Najam Sethi even invited Imran Khan to the world XI matches which he declined to attend. Therefore you cannot say he is mixing sports and politics @htariq25

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    Quote Originally Posted by babajee View Post
    This was before Najam became chairman. Najam Sethi even invited Imran Khan to the world XI matches which he declined to attend. Therefore you cannot say he is mixing sports and politics @htariq25
    Ok fair enough but he is still a politician. Politicians should never ever run a cricket board. Cn u imagine a politician running a cricket board like England or Australia? In the long term trust me Sethi will end up doing more damage than goodness.

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    Personally speaking I feel that the PCB Chairman should be a former cricketer, someone who understands the needs and priorities of Pakistan cricket.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Personally speaking I feel that the PCB Chairman should be a former cricketer, someone who understands the needs and priorities of Pakistan cricket.
    Like Javed Miandad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Like Javed Miandad?
    No, not Javed. I'm sure there are other more suitable candidates.



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    Seth is a politically appointed tool.
    He, like all those before him, represent a flawed system..

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    More credit to Giles than him, but some of the credit does go to him.

    But at the end of the day, he's a politician and has obvious biases whenever he operates. Damaged Pakistan cricket by becoming a parallel head alongside SK, both trying to pull things in different directions. Tried his best before WC15 that Afridi is made captain, but could not succeed. He forced SK to make PSL a separate legal entity and made himself the head of five-member board of directors of PSL alongside other crooks like Shakeel Shaikh, et al (SK was not in favour of this at all). This means that all future PSLs will have the same directors and its revenue would not have any accountability and it may or may not be handed over to PCB, even if future PCB is totally revamped by upcoming government(s).

    And lets not forget, he's a dramabaz of the highest order. Announced "we are part of big 4" after gladly accepting BCCI's fake promises on a useless piece of paper. Now that the reality of his stupidity has finally dawned upon him, he's started making noise of "legal action legal action". Mister, this is not Pakistani politics that you can undemocratically become a chairman on the basis of useless court orders and no one would raise an eyebrow.

    Made PCB a circus by repeatedly getting the top post of Pakistan cricket by court maneuverings, without any selfrespect. When he resigned the last time as chairman, he actually announced that I will never become chairman again.

    Dramabaz came chest-thumping the day Sharjeel was held that "we've solid evidence" bla bla. None was there, it turned out.

    The guy only cares about $$. Has even started begging ICC now for BCCI series. His role in giving exclusive rights to Geo for the award ceremony was another low.

    Yes the guy has been decent in his dealings with world x1, but lets not forget that this guy is solely here due to his closeness to a certain political party, not for any credentials at all.

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