PCB to have a new code of conduct, better accountability: Sethi

No one in the board will be able to do anything illegal or unconstitutional, says interim PCB chairman.

Riffat Rashid July 10, 2013
File photo of interim PCB Chairman Najam Sethi. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board Interim Chairperson, Najam Sethi in a press conference on Wednesday said a new code of conduct will be put in place for cricket players and officials.

No one in the board will be able to do anything illegal or unconstitutional, he said while addressing the media in Lahore.

"We will bring all board matters to the forefront for public viewing," assured Sethi.

"Everything continues like the way before until the court makes a ruling," said Sethi, adding that he does not want to take any steps that can be challenged as unconstitutional later on.

Earlier, the Sindh High Court had directed Sethi to exercise powers as defined in PCB governing body's constitution for caretaker chief, after a petition filed at the court said he was acting beyond the powers vested in him.

The interim chairperson said, "My main focus is to tighten the budget, so that expenditures are reduced akin to the austerity measures that are being adopted across the country."

"We are going to carry out an exercise that will aim to identify who is working with the board and how," said Sethi, adding that for that to happen he needs approval from the board and the court.

He announced that he will hold another board meeting after he returns from his West Indies tour.

The board members have expressed confidence in me, he added.