Najam Sethi appointed committee head to quash PCB 2019 constitution
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has constituted a 14-member management committee and appointed former PCB chairman Najam Sethi as its chief, in order to revive the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) 2014 Constitution.
The other committee members proposed by the prime minister include former star all-rounder Shahid Afridi, former Pakistan women’s captain Sana Mir, ex-Test cricketer Haroon Rashid and former cricketer Shafqat Rana. Former members of PCB’s board of governors including Shakil Sheikh, Gul Zada, Nauman Butt, Ayaz Butt and Arif Saeed were also named in the committee.
Other members include Supreme Court advocate Mustafa Ramday, former president Quetta Association Gul Muhammad, former president Larkana Tanvir Ahmed, and ex-director of PCB’s National High Performance Centre Aized Syed.
The PCB 2014 Constitution will reinstate the departmental sports in the country, which was earlier abolished by former prime minister Imran Khan.
Earlier, sources reported that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has replaced Ramiz Raja with Najam Sethi as Chairman PCB.
But, PCB’s present Constitution does not allow the prime minister to remove the incumbent chairman of the board, after which a vote of no-trust by three-fourth majority of the governing board is the only way to remove the PCB chief.
Following the appointment as committee head, former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi said that the ‘cricket regime headed by present chairman Ramiz Raja is no more’.
He announced to restore the PCB 2014 Constitution, which will reinstate departmental sports in the country.
“The Management Committee will work tirelessly to revive first class cricket. Thousands of cricketers will be employed again. The famine in cricket will come to an end,” Sethi added.