- PCB will elect a new chairman on February 6th.
- 4 weeks have been given to choose a new board as per the constitution.
- Caretaker CM Naqvi is a possible frontrunner for the chairman position
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Monday that Shah Khawar, the Election Commissioner, has scheduled a special meeting of the Board of Governors (BoG) on February 6, 2024.
The PCB chairman will be chosen at the meeting, which is expected to be held at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore (NCA).
“The Pakistan Cricket Board 2014 constitution’s provisions are followed in issuing the notice of the meeting.” All members of the BoG must be present in person for the meeting, according to a statement from PCB.
The Board of Governors now stands as follows:
1. Mr Mustafa Ramday (PCB Patron’s nominee)
2. Mr Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi (PCB Patron’s nominee)
3. Mr Sajjad Ali Khokhar, President Regional Cricket Association AJK
4. Mr Zafarullah Jadgal, President Regional Cricket Association Dera Murad Jamali
5. Mr Tanveer Ahmed, President Regional Cricket Association Larkana
6. Mr Tariq Sarwar, President Regional Cricket Association Bahawalpur
7. Representative of Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL)
8. Representative of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)
9. Representative of Ghani Glass Limited
10. Representative of Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV)
Remember that Zaka Ashraf, the former chairman of the PCB Management Committee, resigned in response to Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar’s nomination, and Mohsin Naqvi was appointed as the interim chief minister of Punjab.
With Ashraf’s departure, Shah Khawar, the Election Commissioner, is now in command of the PCB’s activities.
Clause 2 of Article 7 of the PCB Constitution states that all duties are transferred to the Chief Election Commissioner in the event that the Chairman post falls vacant. The constitution stipulates that Shah Khawar has four weeks to complete the process of choosing a new board.
The existing situation has made Naqvi’s appointment as PCB Chairman possible. If the poll on February 8 goes as planned, Naqvi—who by then had resigned as Punjab’s interim chief minister—might assume the chairmanship a week after the results are declared.