Najam Sethi cannot contest elections for the slot of Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman, according to the board’s rules and regulations, said former captain of the national team Rashid Latif.
“According to the Supreme Court orders, Sethi can exercise just as much powers as granted under the PCB constitution to an acting chairman,” Latif told Daily Express.
He said the election for the new chairman can be held within 90 days and the governing board has the authority to run the affairs in the absence of a chairman, then why is Sethi interfering in the workings of the PCB.
He pointed out that the Islamabad High Court has stopped Sethi from taking important decisions. However, Sethi is rushing to acquire the powers to interfere in the board’s budget and to set up the national selection committee and regional and zonal committees. “The new chairman is coming in 90 days so why is the interim chief making haste about everything,” he said.
If Sethi wants to become PCB’s chairman, he must choose the legal options like getting permission from the governing board, ad hoc appointment by the president of Pakistan or wait for the new president to appoint him as permanent chairman of the PCB.
Latif said he does not want to interfere in someone’s personal issues, but national cricket is a crucial matter for the whole nation.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2013.
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