“Public are biggest stakeholders of Pakistan’s cricket,” says Ehsan Mani


The newly elected Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Ehsan Mani on Tuesday assured to bring professionalism in the board to work progressively for cricket in the country.

Ehsan Mani got elected as the new Chairman of the PCB after the meeting of Board of Governors (BOG) at PCB headquarters, Lahore.

Mani in his first address revealed his future plans to lead the board from the front in which his first priority is to sort out the problems running in the board by making a task force including PCB’s stakeholders and two members of the board.

“Firstly we need to sort out the problems running in the PCB then afterwards we will try to solve it out,” Mani stated.

He said that he will bring the culture of accountability to the board which would be implemented on him first.

Mani wants to start from the grass root level to change the infrastructure of Domestic cricket in the country.

He thinks that without improving the domestic circuit, it is impossible to take the game on high.

“Betterment of Domestic cricket will remain among my top priorities,” Mani stated.

Mr Chairman also indicated towards getting the services of former cricketers in order to further advance his vision of change.

“We are also thinking about utilising former greats to help us lift Pakistan’s cricket status,”

Mani showed his believe in youngsters and said that the young players are the backbone of Pakistan cricket team.

“Youngsters so far have proved themselves effective and literally they can achieve some more for Pakistan,”

On the other hand, Mani feels the need for some amendments in the current constitution of the PCB.

According to him, the post of the Chairman and CEO should get separated as both are two different things.

“Chairman is responsible to keep check and balance while CEO implements different strategies to run the affairs properly,”

He also announced to stage at least eight matches of the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Pakistan and will work hard to bring the whole tournament in the country as soon as possible.

Mani is confident that he and his men will be able to revolutionize cricket in Pakistan and if in case they fail to do so, he without thinking anything else will step down.