New PCB Chief in September
Ad-hoc committee to be in place in few days to appoint the new chief.cricket Updated: Aug 24, 2008 17:50 IST
The new Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board will be appointed after the September election of the country's new President following the resignation of Pervez Musharraf but an ad-hoc committee to clean-up the Board's affairs will be in place within next few days.
Sports Minister Najamuddin Khan today said the ad-hoc committee will be formed in next few days but just for three months while the replacement for Nasim Ashraf as the PCB chief would be named after the Presidential election in early September.
The government had earlier mulled to appoint former Test player Ejaz Butt to replace Ashraf and forwarded his name after an approval by the Prime Minister but the move has been put on hold as the Sports Ministry decided to finalise a candidate only after the election of the President, who is the chief patron of the PCB.
"The change in plan happens after the President's election was announced for early September. So now the sports Ministry has got approval to just have an ad-hoc committee which will clean up the board affairs and prepare the ground for the new chairman," a well-placed source said.
"The ad-hoc committee which is expected to be named this week will have at least three former Test players and some government officials," Khan said.
"The ad-hoc committee will be there for just three months and will conduct a proper audit of accounts and look into the affairs of the affiliated associations, review constitution before a new chairman is named," he added.