‘Everyone will be answerable after WC’ assures PCB

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in its 54th Board of Governors (BoG) meeting assured that all the players, team management and selection committee would be answerable for their performance in the ongoing World Cup in England.

The BoG meeting headed by PCB chairman Ehsan Mani discussed Pakistan’s dismal performance in the mega event. Mani on the advice of all members decided to overview the performance of players, team management and selectors for the last three years.

“The team was not up to the mark but still there is an opportunity for them to grab in this tournament,” BoG members backed the team.

On the other hand, the BoG members approved the appointment of Wasim Khan as PCB’s Managing Director (MD) and all the major powers have been given to him.

Powers to appoint the team’s captain, selection committee, coach are also given in the hands of Khan. Moreover, changes to players’ central contracts and domestic cricket affairs will also be run under the supervision of newly appointed MD.

MD updated the board about his tour to England in which he met several officials of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and discussed cricketing relations between both the countries.

“It was a fruitful meeting there where I met several English board’s officials,” he said.

“We had cracked a deal on Match official and player exchange program which will start soon. According to this program, Pakistan will send its first-class umpires to England to officiate in second eleven cricket in 2020 while in return Warwickshire County Cricket Club will send young players and coaches to the country,” Khan briefed.

Furthermore, the board appointed Deloitte as their independent external auditors for the 2018-2019 financial year and the management’s proposed budget.

It is pertinent to mention here that the BoG members walked out from the last meeting in Quetta protesting against the appointment of MD which was against PCB’s constitution.

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