Rumours and speculation that Najam Sethi, who has recently relinquished the charge of chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), would be returning to the TV screen as the centerpiece of a news show have been laid to rest by Sethi himself.
Twitter users were sharing screenshots of a graphic that showed an advertisement of Najam Sethi's TV news show with the words "I am back", presuming that the image was recent.
However, it has transpired that netizens were sharing an older graphic, and that Najam Sethi is not considering any news media slot on mainstream Pakistani electronic media.
Sethi himself referred to such unwarranted speculation as "fake news" in replying to a tweet.
This is fake news.— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) July 6, 2023
Sethi's clarification prompted a corrigendum from the Twitter user he had replied to.
I stand corrected. Thank you. https://t.co/HpWJSaRRym— Qurrat ul Ain Shirazi (@annie_shirazi) July 6, 2023
Earlier, another former PCB chairman and former Pakistan national cricket team player Ramiz Raja announced his return to the commentary box for the upcoming Pakistan versus Sri Lanka matches.
The rumour that Sethi would also be returning to his original vocation in the news, as Raja had in cricket commentary, appeared to have originated in a reply to Raja's announcement on Twitter.