Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board's new chairman Zaka Ashraf will take charge from Monday after being released from his position as the head of a state-owned Agricultural Development Bank this week.

Sources close to Ashraf said now that he has been freed from his duties as bank head he would start attending to his PCB portfolio from Monday.

"He will finally sit in the Board from Monday although it has been a week since the government issued the notification confirming his appointment as PCB chief," one source said.

The source indicated that Ashraf, who is also an active member of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party and also a successful businessman, was not very happy with the fact that no one from the Board had tried to contact him or get in touch with him.

"Zaka is very particular about protocol and he is disappointed that no one from the board until now has not tried to contact him to find out when he will take charge," the source added.

Sources in the board said that some aides of Ashraf from the bank had paid unofficial visits to the PCB offices at the Gaddafi stadium and the National Stadium in Karachi to have a look at the offices of the Chairman.