PCB Board of Governors approved boards of six provincial cricket associations

PCB Board of Governors approved boards of six provincial cricket associations

LAHORE-Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Board of Governors (BoG) approved the boards of six provincial cricket associations for one year during their 61st meeting held in Karachi on Saturday.

According to the PCB spokesman, PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani presided over the meeting, which took different decisions for the betterment of Pakistan cricket. In line with Clause 16 of the PCB Constitution 2019, the BoG approved first Boards of the six Cricket Associations for a one-year term. During this period, the first Boards will carry out functions attributed to the management committees in the Model Constitutions for City Cricket and Cricket Associations, including managing and running day-to-day affairs, supervising the first registration of cricket clubs under each CCA as per applicable regulations/bylaws and monitoring and organising cricket events and activities within its jurisdiction.

The Balochistan Cricket Association comprises Chairman Qaiser Khan Jamali while members are Irfan Ahmad Awan, Munawar Khan Tareen, Murad Ismail, Nargis Hameedullah, Shah Dost, Syed Farid-ud-din and Zafarullah Jadgal. The Central Punjab Cricket Association includes Chairman Abdullah Khan Sumbal while members are Ali Ahmad Khan, Amir Ilyas Butt, Arshad Ahmad Khan, Atif Naeem Rana, Babar Altaf Butt, Shahrez Abdullah Khan, Muhammad Umer and Sarfraz Ahmad Bajwa.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cricket Association has Anwar Zeb Jan as chairman while members are Aamir Nawab, Abdul Jaleel Khan, Fayyaz Ali Shah, Haris Bilal Afridi, Ikhlaq Ahmed Khan, Kabir Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Javed Afridi, Rozamin Khan and Shahid Khan Shinwari. The Northern Cricket Association will be chaired by only former first-class cricketer Saleem Asghar Mian while the members are Abdus Sami, Asif Faridi, Mohammad Ayaz Butt, Nadeem Ahmed Abbasi, Col (retd) Naushad Ali, Raja M. Zia Ashraf and Tanveer Ahmed.

Sindh Cricket Association consists of Imran Hussain (Chairman), Abdul Raqeeb, Aftab Baloch, Agha Jawaid Ahmed, Hadeel Obaid, Jamil A Mughal, Lt Gen (retd) Javed Zia and Syed Farooq Hussain Shah (all members) while Southern Punjab Cricket Association chairman is M Anees Khawaja while members are Ali Khan Tareen, Hassan Hussein Qureshi, Khalid Farooq, Shahid Ahmed Butt and Taimur Altaf Malik.

The BoG noted that the registration of clubs across Pakistan will commence next month, with further details to be shared in due course. However, when the registration process opens, only club presidents will be able to register the cricket club and all details will be shared with the First Board for further verification and scrutiny.

The clubs, which participated in either 2017-18 or 2018-19 Fazal Mehmood club tournaments and fulfill the requisite criteria outlined in the bylaws approved by the BoG, will be awarded voting rights while those, who don’t meet the criteria, will get the voting rights after the second scrutiny. All clubs will have playing rights.

The BoG approved the Election Regulations and proposed amendments to the domestic cricket bylaws, which are available on the PCB corporate website in documents under PCB Model Constitutions. The BoG was informed that the PCB will help the first boards to organise City Cricket Association tournaments from May end for both the senior and U-19 players, which will help in team selections for t he 2021-22 domestic season.