PCB BoG members turn down MD Wasim appointment, boycott session

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Board of Governors meeting was postponed on Wednesday as five out seven members walked out of the session.

The Board of Governors rejected the appointment of Wasim Khan as managing director and submitted a resolution against the modification in the domestic structure.

The resolution which was submitted by five BoG members, demanded that MD Wasim Khan’s “appointment and the unconstitutional post of MD PCB be declared null and void.”

They also rejected “any move to abolish departments and regions in the restructuring of domestic cricket” and demanded formation of a Domestic Cricket Restructuring Committee (DCRC) to draw up proposals for domestic restructuring, to be presented at a special BoG meeting on April 30 in Lahore.

The DCRC would comprise all four members of BoG representing four regions along with the departments, and “shall be headed by a regional president representing on the BoG as its chairman and shall be empowered to invite and seek views of stakeholders as and when required/needed.”

The resolution further stated that the “constitution of PCB shall be amended in the light of recommendations/proposals of the DCRC.”

“The BoG shall defer all the agenda items as circulated for 53rd meeting of BoG till a special BoG meeting is held and the recommendations/proposals of the DCRC are approved and ratified,” it added.

While PCB Chairman Mr Ehsan Mani said, “I am highly disappointed by today’s events as I was looking forward to an interactive, productive and constructive discussion, which was aimed at taking Pakistan cricket forward.”

“Yesterday, we called on the honourable Chief Minister of Balochistan and engaged in fruitful and enlightening discussions to promote cricket in Balochistan. It is, therefore, particularly disappointing that the representative from Balochistan also refused to return for the BoG meeting.”