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Pakistan Cricket Board aims to introduce democratic process of governance

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A written confirmation has been taken from chairman, Najam Sethi that he won’t contest PCB elections © Getty Images

Karachi: Jul 22, 2014

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) released details of its new constitution which aims to introduce a more democratic process of governance in the board.

Excerpts of the new constitution were released one day after the Supreme Court announced in a short order that the government should name a caretaker chairman and election commissioner within a week to hold fresh elections in the board.

It also accepted a written confirmation from sitting chairman, Najam Sethi that he would not be contesting the PCB elections.

Sethi also later told the media in different interviews that the elections will be held within 30 days after the appointment of the election commissioner.

“As soon as the election commissioner is appointed, I and the IMC would go home. I have no intentions to contest for the post of chairman,” Sethi told News One TV.

“The elections will be held under the amended PCB constitution, which was not only approved by the SC but also was described as a truly democratic document”, he added.

Sethi also denied there was any post of a powerful Managing Director created in the new constitution.

“There is no powerful Managing Director coming in, in fact the powers of the chairman have been curtailed to empower the Board of governors. The chairman can now be dismissed through two-third majority votes”, he said.

This atleast appears to confirm the clauses in the new constitution released by the board.

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