LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) management committee on Thursday accepted the resignation of their director general Javed Miandad. “The management committee members have respected Miandad’s wishes by accepting his resignation with immediate effect. The management committee recognised and applauded Miandad’s achievements, contributions and services not only to the PCB but also to the game of cricket,” said a PCB spokesman. This decision was taken during a second meeting of the management committee held at the National Cricket Academy here yesterday. The meeting was chaired by PCB chief Najam Aziz Sethi and was also attended by members Shaharyar Khan, Naveed Akram Cheema, Yousaf Naseem Khokhar, Subhan Ahmad, Badar Manzoor Khan, Salman Naseer and Taffazul Rizvi.
“Pursuant to the findings of an inquiry report into the functioning of the Election Commission of the PCB, the management committee members decided unanimously to dispense with the services of the PCB Election Commissioner PCB with immediate effect,” added the spokesman. The PCB spokesman said the management committee also approved the formation of a constitution committee to align PCB’s constitution towards representative governance. “The constitution committee comprises of former Supreme Court judges Jamshaid Ali Shah and Faqir Muhammad Khokhar. They will would be assisted by PCB legal advisor Taffazul Rizvi,” he added.
The management committee unanimously adopted a policy to have at least 5 percent quota for women, minorities, and the physically challenged (cumulatively) in PCB’s administrative staff. The management committee decided that interim committee members on district cricket associations and regional cricket associations would not be eligible to contest the subsequent elections.
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