The 2 names shortlisted by Tehreek-e-Insaf for caretaker chief minister of Punjab are related to cricket and are considered influential in cricket circles.
Regarding the appointment of caretaker chief minister of Punjab, Tehreek-e-Insaf has finalized 2 names to be sent to the parliamentary committee.
Sources say that Tehreek-e-Insaf has decided that the names of Ahmed Nawaz Sukhira and Naveed Akram Cheema will be sent to the parliamentary committee.
Ahmad Nawaz Sukhira and Naveed Akram Cheema are household names in cricketing circles, both of whom have held senior positions in the bureaucracy.
Ahmed Nawaz Sukhira has been a good cricketer. He used to play regular cricket in Lahore, Islamabad and UK and has friendship with many cricketers.
Ahmad Nawaz Sukhira has built a state-of-the-art cricket ground at the Islamabad Club in which he is often seen playing cricket himself.
Islamabad Club’s ground and pavilion is one of the most beautiful grounds in the federal capital.
On the other hand Naveed Akram Cheema is also not a new name in Pakistani cricket circles.
Apart from becoming Chief Secretary Punjab and Chairman Federal Public Service Commission, he was the manager of Pakistan A and Pakistan Team.
In the third term of Nawaz Sharif, he became the Chief Secretary of Punjab and then became the Chairman in the Public Service Commission.
Naveed Akram Cheema became the manager of the Pakistan team in 2014 when several players were causing problems due to indiscipline violations.
He established discipline in Pakistan team due to his foresight and strict attitude.
He had a reputation as a strict and principled manager among the players. In the 2015 World Cup, he went to Australia and New Zealand as a manager, where chief selector Moin Khan went to a casino and was later sent back home.
Naveed Akram Cheema was the manager of the Pakistan team for 3 years on many foreign tours, during which there was no incident of discipline and he was very strict to discipline the players.
Later, after joining the Public Service Commission, he resigned from working with the cricket team.
Naveed Akram Cheema sent the masseur of the Pakistan team back home for molesting a hotel lady during the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013.
During his tenure, the players’ dress code was fixed from breakfast to dinner. He was generally less mingling with the players but was feared by the players due to his strict attitude.