Islamabad High Court reinstates Zaka Ashraf as PCB Chairman

Judge declares Najam Sethi's appointment as interim head 'illegal'.

News Desk May 17, 2014
Ashraf will replace Najam Sethi as the PCB’s chairman. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) continues to occupy space in national courts, as the Islamabad High Court (IHC) reinstated Zaka Ashraf as the chairman of the body. Justice Noor Ul Haq termed Ashraf’s removal last January illegal, besides questioning the formation of the management committee that worked in Sethi’s chairmanship.

Besides reinstating Ashraf the court has also reinstated 38 employees who were recently sacked by the PCB.

The new move is once again set to send jitters in the board and the cricket team, the appointment of Waqar Younis (head coach), Moin Khan as the chief selector and manager and the coaching panel including Mushtaq Ahmed and Grant Flower who were set to work with Younis might no longer remain a part of the team management.

The chairman musical chairs has severely affected the board and their plans, since May 2013 Ashraf has been sacked twice and reinstated twice, while Sethi has also been brought in and out of office twice.

No PCB official was available for a comment on the latest development; on the other hand Ashraf welcomed the decision by the court.

“We will continue to take the decisions that favour Pakistan cricket; I am going to take charge of the board and will do the needful for improving our system”.

Meanwhile PCB had made public and internal audit last week which reported glaring mismanagement of funds by Ashraf in his earlier tenures, Ashraf though rubbished the claims and stated that all measures were taken in accordance with the rules and regulations of the board and he dint not indulge in any lavish spending.



Safdar | 7 years ago | Reply

Supreme Court should refuse to take up the case. Sethi already got the verdict twice against him. He should not be allowed to waste the time of the courts. And if it does listen to him, his case should not get preference over thousands of existingly pending cases. Give him a hearing date of 10 years from today. Court should also give verdict against Mian brothers. This is just because of them. Infact Najam Sethi has been rewarded for correcting 35 punctures.

Hussain Turi | 7 years ago | Reply

Musical chair!!! Lol. In out in out, that's why players do the same in out in out...

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