Cabinet approves PCB’s new constitution, shuffling executive powers

The Federal Cabinet approved on Friday the new constitution of the Pakistan Cricket Council (PCB) which brings significant changes in the internal structure of the body, as well as the composition of the Board of Governors.

Under the new constitution, the executive director (CEO) will have the majority of powers, including all executive powers. There will be no role for the Managing Director, which means that the Managing Director will become the Executive Director of the PCB.

The position of Operations Manager (COO) will be retained, but will act in accordance with the instructions of the Executive Director of the PCB Council.

On the other hand, the new constitution also approved a new design for the PCB Board of Governors, which for the first time will have four independent directors, including a woman.

The 11-member council will also have three cricket associations as rotating members, two representatives of the president (one of whom could be the president himself), the secretary of the provincial coordination ministry (IPC) and the CEO of the PCB.

The new constitution also abolished the existing local structure, which had regional associations and administrations based in the city, to be replaced by six provincial cricket associations. These include southern Punjab, central Punjab, Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and northern regions.

The PCB also decided to provide initial funds to cricket associations, and administrations had the right to refuse sponsorship.

However, a source at PCB reported that the commission would start moving towards the new constitution once it received formal notification from the corresponding ministry.

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