Outcomes of 55th PCB BoG meeting

LAHORE:The Board of Governors of Pakistan Cricket Board has constituted a three-member Nominations Committee to strengthen the governance structure of the PCB, and in accordance with Clause 41 of the PCB Constitution 2019.

This decision was taken at the 55th PCB Board of Governors meeting, held here on Friday under the chairmanship of the PCB chairman, here on Friday.

The committee will be chaired by Asad Ali Khan and will comprise Shahrez Abdullah Khan and Bakhtiar Khawaja (independent) as members. PCB Senior Legal Counsel, Barrister Salman Naseer, will act as Secretary of the committee, said a spokesman of the PCB.

“The committee will be responsible for making recommendations to the BoG on the appointment of four independent directors to the BoG, Election commissioner, Deputy election commissioner and adjudicators,” he said. He said that amongst the four independent directors, there will be, for the first time in the PCB’s history, a female director.

The BoG also approved the Nominations Committee Terms of References (ToRs). Some of the salient features of the ToRs are: Access the structure and composition including skills, knowledge, experience and diversity of the Board in the light of the PCB Constitution. Evaluate the balance of knowledge, skills, experience and diversity on the Board, and, in light of this evaluation, develop the eligibility criteria. Identify, interview, select and nominate, together with a brief profile, for the approval of the BoG candidates to fill the vacancies as and when they arise.

Review annually the time required from Board members in consultation with the Chairman BoG .Cricket Associations and domestic cricket structure 2019-20.

“The BoG was presented with the proposed territorial regions of each Cricket Association as well as PCB domestic season 2019-20, which were approved unanimously. The details will be announced at Saturday’s unveiling of the domestic cricket structure 2019-20.

He said the BoG approved various recommendations of Audit Committee including the PCB’s central budget for the 2019-20 financial year.

“PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan updated the BoG on the outcomes of the PCB Cricket Committee meeting, which had met on 2 August to review the Pakistan cricket team’s performance in the last three years, including the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. The PCB Chief Executive also briefed the BoG on the ongoing recruitment process for the team’s players support personnel,” added the spokesman.

The BoG acknowledged and appreciated the PCB’s efforts in convincing Sri Lanka Cricket to send their team for the ODI and T20I series, which will be played from 27 September till 9 October. The BoG advised the PCB management to put in place best arrangements, which will be a catalyst for the complete resumption of international cricket, he said.

“The BoG were informed by the chairman that Cricket Australia Chairman Earl Edings and Chief Executive Kevin Roberts will visit Pakistan from 16-18 September, while England and Wales Cricket Board Chief Executive and a director will visit Pakistan in October,” he said.

He said following constitutional changes, the BoG also reviewed and approved the revised Powers and Functions of the PCB Chairman, Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

The following is the composition of the BoG:-

Ehsan Mani, Chairman, PCB, Asad Ali Khan, Lt-Gen (retd) Muzammil Hussain, Kabir Ahmed Khan, Imran Farooqi, Muhammad Ayaz Butt, Shahrez Abdullah Khan, Shah Dost, (members), Akbar Durrani, Ex-Officio and Wasim Khan, Chief Executive, PCB.