PCB’s new constitution comes into effect post cabinet approval

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced that its new constitution for 2019 has been approved and came into effect on August 19.

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The office of the chairman and the chief executive will be split after the constitution, making the board’s managing director redesignated as the chief executive.

Under the new constitution, the existing board of governors of the PCB will continue for a period until, at least, four members of the BoG are notified from among a pool of seven members (three cricket associations and four independent members).

Under the latest development, the composition of the BoG will change as three members being presidents of the cricket associations [on a rotation basis as per applicable regulations to be shared in due course], two patron nominated members, four independent members, including at least one female member, chief executive of the PCB, and federal secretary of the Ministry of IPC as ex-officio [non-voting] member will comprise the board.

The new constitution will see 16 regional cricket associations to be replaced by six cricket associations: Balochistan Cricket Association, Central Punjab Cricket Association, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cricket Association, Northern Cricket Association, Sindh Cricket Association and Southern Punjab Cricket Association.

Under the new constitution, after approval by BoG, both cricket associations and city cricket associations will be governed in accordance with their respective model constitutions.

According to the PCB, cricket associations will be sharing more responsibility and providing a forum for city cricket associations to pursue better and effective regulations and governance of cricket within their respective jurisdiction.

The new constitution will set the general body to consist of 11 members, including the PCB chairman, presidents of each cricket association, president of the blind cricket council, president of deaf and dumb cricket association, while the chief executive officer and the chief operating officer will be the ex-officio members.

A clause 12 (c) has also been added in the PCB constitution to strengthen governance structures. The PCB, under the new clause, will be required to implement best corporate governance practices that promote an ethical culture in the board, while nominations, human resource and remuneration, and risk management committees have also been introduced through another clause 12 (h).

The transitional arrangements from old to the new constitution have been described under clause 49.

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