Najam Sethi has been elected chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board for a three-year term.
Sethi, 69, will replace Shaharyar Khan, who quit because of health and personal reasons after completing his tenure.
Sethi was unopposed and was unanimously elected by a 10-member PCB board of governors on Wednesday.
Pakistan’s deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had appointed Sethi as a member of the board of governors last month.
It is mandatory, according to the PCB’s constitution, that the chairman should be elected by the members of the board of governors.
Sethi was also a former caretaker chief minister of the Punjab province and was the key official behind the successful staging of Pakistan’s domestic Twenty20 league.