Home > News >

Former PCB chiefs criticise Zaka Ashraf’s election as chairman of Pakistan board

Former PCB chiefs criticise Zaka Ashraf's election as chairman of Pakistan board

Zaka Ashraf has been elected as the PCB chairman for the next four years © AFP

Karachi: May 10, 2013

The manner in which Zaka Ashraf was elected as chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the next four years on Friday came in for sharp criticism from former heads of the PCB.

Former PCB chief Shaharyar Khan expressed fears that Pakistan could end up having its membership suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) if the process was found to be faulty.

“I am really surprised over the manner in which this whole thing was held secretively and in a hurry. The General Body of the Board has been bypassed and this is not acceptable,” Shaharyar, also a former foreign secretary and High Commissioner to New Delhi, said.

“I really don’t know what is the real story about these claims that this constitution and the process held to elect the Chairman has been done according to ICC requirements but it does not seem a democratic process was adopted,” said Shaharyar, who served as PCB chief from 2003 to 2007.

He recalled that when the PCB constitution was amended during his tenure, the general body was given the power to elect the new chairman.

“But ironically, our constitution always required approval by the patron,” he said.

Shaharyar said when the Board of Governors meeting was convened, the agenda did not say anything about election of the chairman.

“If it’s true then it is nothing but a big joke,” he added.

Justice Abid Aziz of the Lahore High Court has asked the PCB to submit a reply by May 18 over the objections raised by the regional cricket associations of Faisalabad and Sialkot over the election of the new chairman.

Former PCB chairman Lt General (retd) Tauqir Zia said the haphazard manner in which Ashraf got elected had raised a lot of questions.

“I don’t understand what was the hurry to do all this so quickly. No one knew or had even heard of this other candidate for the PCB chairmanship,” he said.

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (12:30 IST)   at Bulawayo

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

More

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

India tour of England 2014

Jul 17, 2014  at London

India won by 95 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 16, 2014  at Galle

South Africa won by 153 runs

Photos

Gallery: India vs England 2nd Test at Lord's

Videos

Alastair Cook jokes about his bowling

India’s wins in England — from 1971 to 2014

Ravindra Jadeja knighted by her majesty Queen Elizabeth II

India’s win over England in 2nd Test at Lord’s: Twitter reactions

Ishant Sharma pummels England into submission as India clinch Lord’s Test by 95 runs

Ishant Sharma registers name at Lord’s honours board, takes 6 wickets in 2nd Test against England

Bhuvneshwar Kumar England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Ishant Sharma South Africa South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014

CPL 2014: Trinidad and Tobago to be integrated in Red Steel’s team name

Jos Buttler calls his Test call-up for England against India a “dream come true”

Pakistan court helps family of girl cricketer who committed suicide

Pakistan Cricket Board aims to introduce democratic process of governance

Sachin Tendulkar not offended by Maria Sharapova’s comment

India tour of England 2014: Figures demonstrate why the Lord’s win is special

India’s overseas victories where pace bowlers dominated – Part 2 of 2

Ishant Sharma: The enigma who takes key wickets

Statistical highlights of India vs England 2014, 2nd Test at Lord’s

Ishant Sharma’s email inbox after the Lord’s Test match against England

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

11 Posts | 2 Fans

Brazil vs Netherlands, 3rd place Fifa World Cup 2014 match Video Highlights

Know Your Exercises – Double leg butt kick

What did Anil Kapoor do for daughters Sonam Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor’s Khoobsurat?

Telecom stocks ring in gain; Nifty zooms 84 points

India’s overseas victories where pace bowlers dominated – Part 2 of 2

India tour of England 2014: Figures demonstrate why the Lord’s win is special

Nvidia Shield Tablet powered by a Tegra K1 processor announced

Diet Tip #23 – Switch to rice bran oil for better health

Why did Kareena Kapoor Khan reject six films in last five months?

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here