Zaheer Abbas Current Affairs
Former Pakistan cricket team captain Zaheer Abbas has been selected the new President of International Cricket Council (ICC) for one year term.
He will be 13th President of ICC and succeeds Mustafa Kamal of Bangladesh who had resigned from the post of ICC President in April 2015.
Decision in this regard was taken during the ICC Annual Conference week in Barbados.
Zaheer Abbas was a right-handed batsman. He had played 78 Tests and 62 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) in his 22-year long illustrious career spanning from 1969 to 1985.
He had scored 5,062 runs in Test career and 2,572 runs in ODI career. He also had represented Pakistan in three World Cups in 1975, 1979 and 1983.
He also captained Pakistan in 14 Tests and 13 ODIs matches. In his career, he had scored 108 centuries. He was the only Asian batsman to score 100 first-class centuries and was also first batsman to score three consecutive centuries in ODIs.
It should be noted that he is the second cricketer from Pakistan to assume post of ICC President after Ehsan Mani, who was in office from 2003 to 2006.