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PCB board members rejected Appointment of MD Wasim Khan

QUETTA: The 53rd Governing Council meeting of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in Quetta turned chaotic on Wednesday after the appointment of Wasim Khan as managing director was rejected by overwhelming majority of the Board of Governors.

Five out of seven BoG members signed a resolution that demanded MD Wasim Khan’s “appointment and the unconstitutional post of MD PCB be declared null and void.”

The members demanded the formation of a Domestic Cricket Restructuring Committee (DCRC) and rejected  “any move to abolish departments and regions in the restructuring of domestic cricket” in order to draw up proposals for domestic restructuring which was going to be presented in Lahore at a special BoG meeting on April 30.

All four members of BoG representing four regions along with the departments were involved in the DCRC and “shall be headed by a regional president representing on the BoG as its chairman and shall be empowered to invite and seek views of stakeholders as and when required/needed.”

The resolution further added that the “constitution of PCB shall be amended in the light of recommendations/proposals of the DCRC.”

It continued “The BoG shall defer all the agenda items as circulated for 53rd meeting of BoG till a special BoG meeting is held and the recommendations/proposals of the DCRC are approved and ratified.”

The BoG members Shahrez Abdullah Khan, Shah Dost, Numan Butt, Kabir Ahmed Khan and Ayaz Butt signed the resolution.

The president of Sialkot Region Numan Butt spoke to the media after the session and he claimed that the chairman of PCB Ehsan Mani lied that the appointment of Wasim Khan has been approved by the governing board.

He added that “There is no room for the post of MD in the PCB’s constitution.”

The board said in the press release that today’s meeting was adjourned for a brief period pursuant to five members attempting to table a resolution, which was not part of the agenda

The chairman of PCB Ehsan Mani said “I am hugely disappointed by today’s events as I was looking forward to an interactive, productive and constructive discussion, which was aimed at taking Pakistan cricket forward.”

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