KARACHI- Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has been removed from his post by the government and will serve on the governing board until fresh elections to appoint a new chief are held.

Justice (R) Jamshed Ali has been named as the interim chief of the cricket board just a day after Attorney General (AG) Salman Aslam Butt told the Supreme Court that a date for the election for the office of PCB chairman would be announced under the board's newly-adopted constitution.

Appearing before a two-member bench consisting of Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali and Justice Saqib Nisar, the AG said the elections will be held by the PCB 's interim Management Committee, for which a new election commissioner has already been appointed. According to sources, Sethi is expected to run for the election, however, it is unclear if he will remain a part of the governing board until then.