KARACHI - Outgoing chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Dr. Nasim Ashraf, who resigned from his office four days ago, visited the National Stadium here on Thursday and remained there for over an hour. During his stay, the outgoing chairman met the staff of the PCB at the National Stadium. He met each member of the staff and shook hands with them. Dr. Ashraf who flew in here to meet the National Stadium staff later left for the national capital. Since taking over the reins of the PCB from Shaharyar M Khan who left the cricket board unceremoniously after the Oval Test debacle, Ashraf was sought by the media. He addressed a number of news conferences at the stadium. The last media briefing of the former PCB boss was during the recently-held Asia Cup which Sri Lanka won in style with the spin magic of Ajantha Mendis. In the meantime, it was reliably learnt here that the acting president of the PCB Muhammedmian Soomro, who is also patron of the PCB being the president of the country, has accepted the resignation of Dr. Nasim Ashraf. Former Test player Ijaz Butt, a quiet and popular figure in cricket reportedly is all set to take over as chairman of the PCB which is eagerly waiting for the final signals from the ICC to host the eight-nation ICC Champions Trophy at Lahore and Karachi from September 12. Butt is no stranger to the cricket establishment. He has held a number of positions in the defunct BCCP and is currently a director of the PCB. A new era of technocrats in the PCB would begin when Ijaz Butt takes over the reins of the body. Former Test skipper and the pioneer captain of Pakistan Test team Abdul Hafeez Kardar was the first technocrat to hold the top position of the BCCP. However, during the ZA Bhutto era, his selected team was rejected outright after players revolted over match fee, Kardar left cricket never to return to the game which he served with honesty and respect. Zafar Altaf a trusted lieutenant of Kardar also held the top position of the PCB but for a very brief period. Former Test batsman Javed Burki also headed the PCB. Ijaz Butt, if gets the coveted job, will be the fourth technocrat to hold the top place of cricket which in recent years has been plagued by controversies mainly centered around pacers Shoaib Akhtar and Muhammad Asif. Former Test star Majid Khan once served as CEO of the PCB. Former Test players have served mostly as selectors, manager and coaches of the team and seldom got the confidence of the patron to get the top job which is an administrative position. A person like Ijaz Butt, who is top executive of a multinational company, has all the qualities to hold the job.