The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) interim Management Committee has been granted an extension of two months by the PCB’s patron, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. The committee was formed last year in December, following instructions from the Prime Minister’s office. The committee is led by Najam Sethi and its mandate includes restoration of departmental cricket in the domestic structure, elections at the district, zonal and regional levels, and composition of a democratic and elected Board of Governors. According to the PCB, significant progress has already been made towards achieving these goals. Once the election process at the district, zonal and regional levels is complete, a Board of Governors will be constituted. This will include four elected regional presidents, four departmental appointees and two PCB Patron nominees, who will, in turn, elect the Chairman of the PCB.
The extension was granted in response to a summary dispatched to the Prime Minister on April 20 by the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination, which recommended an extension of two to four weeks to the tenure of the interim Management Committee. Once the Board of Governors is constituted, four elected presidents of the regions and as many departments affiliated with the PCB will cast their votes to elect PCB chairman.
The interim Management Committee was formed following the revocation of the 2019 constitution by the Prime Minister’s office and the replacement of the board’s chairman Ramiz Raja. The 2014 constitution was restored and the mandate of the Committee includes restoring departmental cricket in the domestic structure, elections at the district, zonal and regional level and the composition of a democratic and elected Board of Governors.