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Pakistan Cricket Board to nominate ICC’s next executive board chairman: Najam Sethi

Najam Sethi said PCB have entered into agreements with other boards, including India, for bilateral home and away series © AFP
Najam Sethi said PCB have entered into agreements with other boards, including India, for bilateral home and away series © AFP

Karachi: Apr 11, 2014

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi on Friday announced that the board will nominate the all-powerful chairman of the executive board of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2016 after Board of control for Cricket in India‘s (BCCI’s) two-year stint ends.

According to Sethi, the PCB has reached an agreement with the cricket boards of other countries at this week’s executive board meeting of the ICC in Dubai.

Sethi also announced that Pakistan would be hosting the next meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) next year and he would chair that meeting.

“One of the decisions reached at the ICC meeting is that Pakistan will nominate the next chairman of the ICC after the BCCI takes its turn this year,” Sethi said.

He also announced that Pakistan in return for their conditional support to the recent changes/reforms in governance and financial model of the ICC, which gives more powers to the boards of India, Australia and England, had also entered into agreements with other boards including India for bilateral home and away series.

He estimated that these series would earn Pakistan approximately 3,000 million rupees over the eight years.

“This also allows us to now sell the broadcasting and other rights for our home series for the coming years on a long-term basis,” he added.

Sethi said that all the boards including the BCCI had agreed to sign the agreements with Pakistan for the next eight years.

“The Indian board is part of these agreements and I am confident that we will pretty soon see the resumption of regular bilateral ties between the two countries,” he added.

Asked by a reporter what guarantee was there that India would adhere to these agreements, Sethi said that if the agreements were not signed and made legally binding then the PCB would withdraw its conditional support for ‘the Big Three’.

“Then we will not support them but we have followed a policy where we don’t want Pakistan cricket to be isolated and alone in international cricket. I see international cricket returning to Pakistan soon.”

He said details of the eight-year agreement with every board would be signed soon.

“We are in the process of signing the agreements and they contain a clause that says our home matches can be played in UAE or anywhere else which means if the security situation improves in Pakistan than we start hosting international matches soon,” he said.

He said these agreements had a legal clause for the first time in ICC history which made it legally binding on the boards to fulfill their commitments or face damages.

“The agreement do have a force majeure clause but in case this clause is evoked the concerned board has to justify pulling out of a commitment or we have the right to take them to court and seek damages,” he added.

No Test team has toured Pakistan since March 2009 on security grounds after militants attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore.

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