ICC welcomes changes in PCB constitution

Karachi: ICC Board welcomed the changes made by the PCB to its constitution to make the process of electing its Chairman more democratic and reducing the risk of inappropriate government interference in line with the ICC’s constitutional provisions.

The changed constitution has repealed the 2007 PCB constitution and is now compliant with the ICC’s charter document, conforms to the requirement of ICC with regard to Independence of the Boards and prevention of undue interference by governments in cricket administration in Member countries.

PCB chief Zaka Ashraf presented the copy of the changed constitution to ICC’s top officials during the ICC board meeting held in Dubai on 16 and 17 April.

On the occasion Zaka Ashraf said, “it has been a long, consultative and thoughtful exercise, and included input from stakeholders including ICC. I am delighted that in the end, we have been successful in delivering a constitution that is in compliance with the ICC’s requirement and will be beneficial for cricket in Pakistan in the long run.”

“The completion of his extremely important task also reflects our commitment as a responsible Member of the ICC. PCB will continue to take all necessary steps which are in the best interest of our Great Sport.”

A PCB media release said that Alan Isaac, President ICC congratulated the PCB chairman on the occasion.

“I must compliment Mr Zaka Ashraf, his team and the Government of Pakistan for their efforts in producing a constitution which makes the process of electing its Chairman more democratic and reduces the risk of inappropriate government interference in line with the ICC’s constitutional provisions,” Alan Isaac was quoted as saying.