Pakistan Cricket Board yet to form new general body under new constitution

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which has already lessened the significance of its general body institution by drastically reducing its size, could not even form it under the new constitution introduced in August last year, thus also failing to hold its compulsory annual meeting.

After the PCB incorporated an amended constitution, with effect from Aug 19, 2019, it binds the Board to hold a general body meeting once in a year.

But the PCB which could not hold a meeting under the previous constitution of the Board until the introduction of the new constitution in August last, is yet to form the new general body comprising 11 members, including two ex-officio members — CEO and COO — and the PCB chairman.

The size of PCB’s general body has been reduced significantly. According to the previous constitution president of almost 100 cricket associations of the country were its members. However, now presidents of only six provincial associations namely Sindh, Balochistan, Northern, Central Punjab, South Punjab and KP, are its members.

Besides it, president of the Pakistan Blind Cricket Council and Pakistan Deaf and Dumb Cricket Association are also members of the general body while no representation was given to PCB’s women wing.

But still the PCB has to announce names of the heads of the provincial associations. Moreover, presently no body is working at city cricket association level too as the grassroots system has crippled after implementation of the new constitution, which has brought drastic changes in domestic cricket.

The important tasks of PCB’s general body include considering and expressing their views on the annual report and future programmes of the Board. Furthermore, it has to consider and express its views on audited accounts and make appropriate suggestions to the Board of Governors for the game’s development and special grants by the Board to its constituent members.

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