Barbados: Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas has assumed the role of the International Cricket Council (ICC) president on day three of the ICC Annual Conference week in Barbados.
Zaheer, 67, filled the vacancy in the largely honorary role left by Mustafa Kamal, who resigned with a blast at the organisation in April after falling out with the ICC's Indian chairman over who should hand out the World Cup trophy.
Kamal, as the titular head of the ICC, expected to present the trophy but chairman Narayanaswami Srinivasan awarded it to the victorious Australian side at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in late March.
The Bangladeshi, who was criticised by the ICC for an outburst over a no-ball decision earlier in the tournament, slammed the governing body saying "these type of people should be kept away from cricket".
Zaheer, one of his country's finest batsmen who played 78 tests and 62 one day internationals from 1969 to 1985, is likely to prove a less controversial holder of the office.