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Government appeals against return of Ashraf

Govt appeals to Supreme Court against return of Ashraf as Pakistan Cricket Board chief

Government appeals against return of Ashraf

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The Pakistan government has appealed to the Supreme Court against a lower court-mandated return of Zaka Ashraf as the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman.

The government urges the Supreme Court to restore the management committee headed by Najam Sethi.

The Islamabad High Court on Saturday annulled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's decision in February to remove Ashraf, and set aside all the decisions made by the new management committee.

In its petition, the ministry of inter-provincial coordination says IHC's decision will "unleash a chain of events that will create immense chaos and destruction (in PCB) costing million and millions of rupees."

Ashraf took charge of the PCB on Monday, and said he will review all the decisions of the management committee, including the appointments of the chief selector and national coaching staff.

The Supreme Court will hear the petition on Wednesday.