Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas has been appointed as the new president of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Abbas has replaced Bangladesh's Mustafa Kamal as the ICC president. Zaheer Abbas has joined his duties and thanked the ICC Board for giving him the opportunity.
"I feel truly honoured and humbled to be appointed as the president of the governing body of our great game," said Abbas.
The ICC chairman, Narayanaswami Srinivasan said: “Zaheer is clearly an iconic cricketer who always played the game with skill, flair and in the true spirit. He is a worthy ambassador of our great game.”
Zaheer Abbas has been a former player of Pakistan and Gloucestershire teams and has many records in his name. Zaheer has scored 5,062 runs in 78 Tests, around 2,500 in 62 ODIs and more than 34,000 runs in his cricket career. He also made 108 centuries and is the only Asian batsman with 100 first-class centuries.
Zaheer also played in the 1975, 1979 and 1983 ICC Cricket World Cups. He also played as a captain of Pakistan Cricket team in 14 Tests and 13 ODIs.
The International Cricket Council also accepted the Serbia Cricket Federation (SCF) as the 58th Affiliate Member of the ICC.