LAHORE – Pakistan former captain Aamir Sohail has decided to contest the Lahore City Cricket Association (LCCA) elections for the slot of its president after getting the support of maximum clubs of all the three zones of the body.

A great number of clubs hailing from the East, North and West zones assured their full cooperation to Aamir Sohail hoping that after becoming the LCCA chief, he, being a technocrat, would bring reforms in the LCCA and its cricket and strive to promote the game at grass root level.

Talking to this scribe, Aamir confirmed that he was ready to contest the LCCA elections for the seat of its president. “I have been enjoying the support of maximum number of clubs from all the three zones of the LCCA and I am hopeful with their all-out support, we will be able to win the elections which will open the new horizons for Lahore cricket. We have plans to bring this region’s cricket to the higher level and to produce quality cricketers which once the city used to produce and provide to the national teams.”

The former captain has also appealed to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Chaudhry Zaka Ashraf to impose an ad-hoc on the LCCA as its office bearers have completed their three-year tenure on March 31, 2013. “The PCB chief should form a neutral body to hold the LCCA elections in a fair and transparent way,” he concluded.