'I have not met Ashraf but I believe he is very good organiser. The bank of which he is the president is doing very well. He should run Pakistan cricket as if he is running his office. You don't have to be a cricketer to run the PCB.'
Akram's suggestion is that Ashraf must make a cricket committee.
'But Ashraf must definitely make a cricket committee. That should be high on his agenda. It should consist of three or four ex-cricketers, who will make honest and unbiased opinion and are not 'yes' men.
'The decision of the cricket committee must be respected and Ashraf must not poke his nose in everything. Ashraf's biggest challenge will be to put the house in order and I can only wish him well.'
Akram in his column expressed his worry about the troubled times that Pakistan cricket is currently into.
'Pakistan cricket has gone through a lot of turmoil in recent times. It can ill-afford to have any more. The spot-fixing saga did not paint a good picture of Pakistan cricket and now the trial in the UK is causing some embarrassment for sure. But sense must prevail as the media should not get carried away by the allegations Mazhar Majeed is making.'
'Majeed is causing harm to Pakistan cricket. I hope better sense prevails as we are listening to a fellow who is not serious about his life. He has rattled off names like Pervez Musharraf and Roger Federer. This is crazy. More than three-fourths of what he is saying is false!'