Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has been appointed to two key posts - advisor to the chairman on cricket affairs and the PCB brand ambassador - chairman Najam Sethi announced on Twitter.

Akhtar, 42, has previously been critical of Najam Sethi during his time as chairman. In 2013, he said that Pakistan cricket had deteriorated under Sethi, and that he needed to understand he was now "a chairman and not a TV anchor".

In 2015, after Pakistan's heavy defeat to West Indies in the World Cup, Akhtar laid blame on Sethi and the entire PCB management. In addition, he had several clashes with the PCB as a player during a 14-year career.

Akhtar's job description and scope is currently unclear, but it appears that the relationship between Akhtar and Sethi has improved significantly. Akhtar announced on Twitter that he "was honoured to be chosen by the PCB".