Pakistan: Islamabad high court reinstates Zaka Ashraf as PCB chairman
Zaka Ashraf has been reinstated as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board following a high court decision in Islamabad.
Last Updated: 17/05/14 7:49pm
On Saturday, Justice Noor-ul-Haq Qureshi nullified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's decision to sack Ashraf on February 10 and appoint a committee chaired by Najam Sethi to oversee cricketing matters.
This means all decisions taken by Sethi are now null and void - including the appointments of head coach Waqar Younis and Zimbabwean batting coach Grant Flower.
It is the third time Ashraf has been returned to the post since May of last year.
Ashraf's lawyer Afnan Karim Kundi said: "The notification of February 10 has been struck down as null and void as it was illegal and, as natural consequences, Ashraf and other board staff who were superceded by the order are reinstated."
Ashraf added: "This is a win for Pakistan cricket. I will try to correct the wrong things in Pakistan cricket and do whatever is good for Pakistan cricket."
The Sethi-led committee and Pakistan's Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination, which oversees sporting matters, are likely to challenge the decision next week.
Ashraf was originally suspended last year on the grounds of not holding transparent elections for PCB chairman.