PCB chief Zaka Ashraf submits copy of new constitution to ICC

Zaka Ashraf said the PCB will continue to take all necessary steps © AFP

Karachi: Apr 17, 2013

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf on Wednesday handed over a copy of the new PCB constitution to the ICC which has appreciated the efforts made to make the document more democratic.
The PCB chairman handed over the copy to ICC president Alan Isaac, in Dubai during the ICC Board meeting.
The new constitution has repealed the 2007 PCB constitution and is compliant with the ICC’s charter document and conforms to its requirement with regard to independence of the boards and prevention of undue interference by the government.
“It has been a long, consultative and thoughtful exercise, and included input from stakeholders including ICC.
I am satisfied that in the end, we have been successful in delivering a constitution that is in compliance with the ICC’s requirement and will be beneficial for cricket in Pakistan in the long run,” Ashraf said in a statement.
“The completion of this extremely important task also reflects our commitment as a responsible member of the ICC.
PCB will continue to take all necessary steps which are in the best interest of our great sport,” Ashraf added.
Isaac also complimented the PCB and the government of Pakistan for their efforts in producing a constitution which makes the process of electing its chairman more democratic and reduces the risk of inappropriate government interference in line with the ICC’s constitutional provisions.
A copy of PCB constitution was also presented to ICC chief executive David Richardson, who discussed the salient features of the constitution.