PCB to have new constitution by the end of Jan

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 20:16 [IST]
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Lahore:After dragging its heels for quite a long, the ad-hoc committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally decided to adopt its new constitution by the end of this month.

According to a report by The News, PCB chairman Dr Nasim Ashraf yesterday reiterated his pledge to implement the new constitution by the end of this month despite the delay in getting approval from President General Pervez Musharraf, who is also the patron-in-chief of the board.

The board was in fact expected to receive the constitution ahead of yesterday's ad-hoc committee meeting in Islamabad but with the Attorney General yet to return from Hajj, the process got delayed.

Run on an ad-hoc basis for years, PCB has come in for much criticism from all quarters but finally the new constitution seems all set to be put in place.

In yesterday's meeting, the ad-hoc committee also approved plans to carry out dope tests of all the 13 players who would be selected next month for the World Cup in the West Indies.

Meanwhile, the committee also decided that the Board would need another few weeks in finalising a best-possible candidate for the key post of PCB's Chief Operating Officer (COO).

It also okayed the Boards pension project for former Pakistani Test cricketers, which would be effective from January 1 this year.


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