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Nasim Ashraf      

Full name Nasim Ashraf

Born date unknown

Major teams Peshawar Cricket Association

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

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Nasim Ashraf
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 3 6 0 50 21 8.33 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1969-1970
Profile

Nasim Ashraf took over as chairman of the PCB from Shaharyar Khan in October 2006, his CV revealing an unimpressive three-match first class career but a love for cricket. Reports suggested at the time that the board's mishandling of the Oval ball-tampering situation led to Shaharyar's ouster. Ashraf, a qualified doctor who had served on the board's ad-hoc committee under Shaharyar, took over and immediately found himself presiding a period of such chaos, even the normally volatile environs of Pakistan cricket had never seen anything like it. His first job, after reinstating Younis Khan as a captain a day after he had stormed off, was to deal with the doping crisis involving Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif. He also issued some statements highlighting his concern over the Pakistan team's growing religiosity, a move which won him few fans. The biggest blow came at the World Cup where coupled with the team's early exit, Pakistan had to cope with the loss of coach Bob Woolmer, who died a day after Pakistan lost to Ireland. Ashraf, amid growing pressure, handed in his resignation in the aftermath, only for it to be rejected by the Patron of the PCB, President Pervez Musharraf. Since the World Cup, Ashraf has heralded yet another new dawn in Pakistan cricket; the domestic structure has changed, a new culture of accountability and transparency within the board is promised, a new captain and coach are on board and promises have been made aplenty. In July 2008, he took over as president of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) from Arjuna Ranatunga while still the PCB chairman. A month later, on the same day that General Pervez Musharraf resigned as Pakistan's president, Ashraf stepped down as PCB chairman.

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Jul 24, 2008

Nasim Ashraf addresses the media in Lahore, July 24, 2008

Nasim Ashraf, the PCB chairman, at a press conference

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Jul 6, 2008

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf waves to the crowd as Nasim Ashraf looks on, India v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup final, Karachi, July 6, 2008

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf at the National Stadium

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Jun 18, 2008

Nasim Ashraf, the PCB chairman, Rehman Malik, advisor to the Pakistan prime minister on Interior, and Ray Mali, the ICC president, after unveiling the Champions Trophy, Lahore, June 18, 2008

Nasim Ashraf, Rehman Malik and Ray Mali after unveiling the Champions Trophy

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