PCB, KCCA at odds over local elections

May 17, 2010

KARACHI: The Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA) Secretary Sirajul Islam Bokhari has claimed that the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) district body elections will be considered void because the election commission is holding the polls according to 2003 PCB electoral rules instead of the 2007 constitution.

“The 2007 constitution clearly defines the election process and the role of election,” Bokhari told The Express Tribune. “It says that whatever policy is formed by the PCB governing body must get approved by the federal sports board.” According to Bokhari, the PCB election rules are supposed to be formed by the current governing body with approval of the federal sports board. “How can the commission follow rules formed by Shaheryar Khan in 2003 when the 2007 constitution clearly suggests that the current governing body is to make the rules.”

Chief election commissioner Abdul Sami Khan disagreed with Bokhari. “The PCB has nothing to do with the federal sports ministry because it’s an independent organisation,” said Khan.

Published in the Express Tribune, May 18th, 2010.

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