Rifts in PCB as majority members of BoG reject MD appointment

Ehsan Mani

QUETTA: Rifts have emerged in Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) board of governors (BoG) as majority members opposed the appointment of managing director of the PCB on Wednesday.
According to reports, five out of seven members of the BoG presented a resolution during a meeting, declaring the appointment of Wasim Khan as managing director as “null and void”.
The resolution states, “appointment of managing director [Wasim Khan] along with the creation of the unconstitutional post of MD PCB is hereby declared null and void.”
According to the resolution, any move to abolish departments or regions in the process of restructuring domestic cricket was also rejected and termed as “unacceptable”.
As per the resolution, the members of the BoG called for a domestic cricket restructuring committee (DCRC) within the next ten days. They added that it should consist of four members representing all four regions “with a departmental representation” and called for it to be presented during the next meeting of the BoG scheduled to be held on April 30.
However, the PCB in a statement claimed that the meeting was adjourned without any proceedings due to lack of quorum. The press release stated that the meeting began but was “adjourned for a brief period pursuant to five members attempting to table a resolution, which was not part of the agenda”, adding that : “The PCB Chairperson had proposed any business other than the agenda could be considered under Any Other Items at the end of the meeting.”
Talking to newsmen, PCB Chairperson Ehsan Mani expressed his disappointment over the incident said that he was looking forward to an “interactive, productive and constructive discussion, which was aimed at taking Pakistan cricket forward”.”
Mani said that the recommendations of the BoG members were “completely unreasonable”. He said that their recommendations had previously been approved but today they had changed their position.
Meanwhile, Nauman Butt, a member of the BoG, told reporters that after going through the constitution, they found that there was no place for a managing director.
He said that the constitution had clearly stated that the chairperson was to be the chief executive officer, which was followed by the position of the chief operating officer.
According to Butt, the board members had not taken part in any boycott; instead, he said, that they had passed the resolution and presented it during the meeting.
The board member said that they had rejected the agenda of the PCB, which was “against the vision of the prime minister”.

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