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PCB inserted clause to bar govt interference ahead of ICC's decision

Even before ICC made it mandatory for member boards to not have government interference in their affairs, the PCB in its amended constitution had inserted a clause under which the board Chairman had to be elected instead of being nominated.

cricket Updated: Jul 02, 2011 21:54 IST

Even before ICC made it mandatory for member boards to not have government interference in their affairs, the PCB in its amended constitution had inserted a clause under which the board Chairman had to be elected instead of being nominated.

Official sources in the PCB said that contrary to the general impression that the board was taken by surprise by the ICC decision, it had already started preparing for this change months back.

"The reason the new constitution has still not been approved by the government ministries is because it has a clause that the board Chairman will be elected in future instead of being nominated as is the present practice," one source said.

He said it was because of this clause that when the draft for the revised constitution was sent for vetting and approval to the law and sports ministries they objected to it.

"The Chairman of the board, Ijaz Butt and general body members are also in favor of having all elected people in the board," the source said.

Under the present system in Pakistan cricket, the President, who is also chief patron of the board, nominates the person to head the cricket board.