LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf presented a copy of the PCB constitution to the president of the International Cricket Council (ICC), Alan Isaac, in Dubai during the ICC Board meeting.
“The new constitution, which has repealed the 2007 PCB constitution, is compliant with the ICC’s charter document, conforms to the requirement of ICC with regard to independence of the boards and prevention of undue interference by governments in cricket administration in member countries,” said a spokesman for the PCB on Wednesday.
On the occasion Zaka said: “It has been a long, consultative and thoughtful exercise, and included input from stakeholders including the ICC. I am delighted 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.”
Zaka said that the completion of his extremely important task also reflected the PCB commitment as a responsible member of the ICC. “The PCB will continue to take all necessary steps which are in the best interest of our great sport,” he added. ICC president Isaac, while congratulating the PCB, said: “I must compliment Zaka, his team and the Government of Pakistan for their efforts in producing a constitution that makes the process of electing its chairman in a democratic manner 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 and also appreciated PCB’s efforts.