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01-06-2010, 01:12 AM #1
PCB, Sports Ministry set for 'fiery' meeting over review of draft constitution
The crucial meeting between the Pakistan Sports Ministry and the Cricket Board is going to be a fiery one over review of the draft constitution of the PCB on Monday.
Sources in the Sports Ministry have said that they had advised the PCB to bring only eight-member committee for consultation.
"The session can be a fiery one if the board tried to assert its points over a draft review subcommittee because it's not about changing a clause through voting," The Dawn quoted sources, as saying.
Ashraf Khan, former federal sports secretary and the main architect behind the draft constitution, will however not be part of the likely fiery session meant to re-visit the document.
"An Australian model should be followed in Pakistan and the PCB chairman must be an elected individual for a two-year term besides giving representation to all the provinces in every term of the chairman," Ashraf Khan said.
The former secretary asserted that the Public Accounts Committee recommendations were rightly pointed out by the committee's chairman Chaudhry Nisar Ahmed and must be included in the draft constitution.
The PAC in its recommendation had asked the ministry that the functions of the chairman were needed to be defined as stipulated in Article 5(2) of the PCB's constitution 2007.
The PCB constitution should also include the voting procedures for decision making in the board.
The PAC had also recommended that in order to ensure better coordination a representative of the Ministry of Sports should be a member of the PCB's Governing Board.
"The only issue with the PCB management is about the undefined powers of the chairman which must be clipped besides giving the regions a more powerful role in the affairs of the board and that is the new draft is all about," he said.
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