Crisis at PCB: Ashraf’s third term cut short in a day

Cut short as body now stands dissolved after losing eight out of 10 Governing Board members.

Nabeel Hashmi May 19, 2014
Zaka Ashraf. PHOTO: AFP/FILE


Zaka Ashraf’s comeback as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman for the third time has been cut short to a mere day as the body now stands dissolved after losing eight out of 10 Governing Board (GB) members.

Seven of the GB members had already completed their tenure earlier while Shakil Sheikh, who is Islamabad Regional Cricket Association (IRCA) president, resigned on Sunday, rocking Zaka’s boat.

With eight members out of the governing board, the PCB now stands dissolved and an ad-hoc set-up is likely to be imposed on Monday by the PCB Patron, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is likely to announce a new chairman.

Ashraf was restored as PCB chairman by Islamabad High Court after a decision from Jutice Noorul Haq Qureshi in favour of PPP politician on Saturday.

Meanwhile, it has been learnt that the three names which remain in contention for becoming PCB chairman are Sheheryar Khan, former Pakistan team manager Naved Akram Cheema and ex-chairman Sethi.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 19th, 2014.


a&a | 7 years ago | Reply

@H Chaudhry: Well die hard fan of sparrow.....

Ch. Allah Daad | 7 years ago | Reply

What relation Zaka had with cricket? What special services he was supposed to offer? He was not seeking this job for love of the game. Greedy man just wanted to get perks and destroy Pakistan's International cricket. If he had any honour and love of sport, he would have chosen to stay home. He was never welcomed in the board.

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