KARACHI: Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) is set to replace United Bank Limited (UBL) on the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s Board of Governors (BoG) after the latter decided to disband its cricket team.
According to reports, UBL representative Mansoor Masood Khan has lost its place on the governing council due to bank’s decision to discontinue its cricket department.
As per the board’s constitution, four departments, four regions and two nominations from the board’s patron must have representation on the PCB’s governing body.
KRL has been inducted to fill the void left by UBL and its Sports Director Ayaz Butt will represent the department on BoG after the PCB officially announces the decision.
It is important to point here that due to the absence of a local body in Sialkot, the region will be unable to take part in the elections for the next PCB chairman.
In accordance with the rotation policy of PCB, no other region can replace Sialkot’s place while it is also not possible to hold elections for the regional body before the upcoming PCB chairman’s elections — hence meaning that only nine BoG members will cast their vote in the elections.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had nominated former ICC President Ehsan Mani to replace Najam Sethi for the position of the PCB chairman.
The Election Commissioner for the PCB Justice (retd) Syed Afzal Haider has already taken charge as interim chairman of the board after Sethi’s resignation.
Haider — who is tasked with conducting elections for the new chairman of the board — will inform the PCB’s Board of Governors (BoG) about the procedure and schedule for elections this week.