Zaka Ashraf was reinstated as PCB chief last month © AFP
Zaka Ashraf was reinstated as PCB chief last month © AFP



Karachi: Feb 10, 2014


In another stunning twist in Pakistan‘s cricket administration, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has sacked Zaka Ashraf as the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and suspended the Governing board with immediate effect.


In a notification issued by the ministry of inter provincial coordination, the Prime Minister, in his capacity as patron in chief of the board, has appointed an 11-member ad-hoc committee to run the cricket affairs.


The ad-hoc committee includes former Test players Zaheer Abbas and Iqbal Qasim and former Chairmen of the board, Shaharyar Khan and Najam Sethi.


“The committee will nominate a Chairman to head the ad-hoc administration,” the notification said.


Shakil Sheikh, a member of the ad-hoc committee said Zaka Ashraf had been dismissed on different charges mainly financial mismanagement and mishandling Pakistan’s stance in the Big three issue at the ICC level.


Zaka was reinstated as Chairman of the board last month by the Islamabad high court.


A single bench of the IHC had in May, 2013 removed him as Chairman after which he filed an appeal.