Zardari directs sports ministry to revisit PCB's constitutional draft

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Islamabad, Dec.9 (ANI): President Asif Ali Zardari, as the patron of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has directed the Federal Sports Ministry to revisit the board's constitution, which was drafted by the apex cricket authority in the country itself.

It may be noted that the ministry had sent a consultative constitution of the PCB to the Presidency for approval, after having cut down the powers of the board chairman tremendously.

The limitless and undefined powers of the chairman were redefined in the new draft, which was sent to the Presidency. The draft included introduction of divisional cricket system besides giving more representation to regional cricket associations on all powerful cricket governing board.

According to sources, PCB chief Ijaz Butt had expressed serious reservations over the new draft and urged the Presidency to ask the ministry to resurrect the constitution.

"PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt has shown reservations over several clauses of the constitution while sports ministry officials are also of the view that the draft needed to be revisited," The Dawn quoted sources privy to the issue, as saying.

Meanwhile, Zardari has constituted a new constitutional subcommittee, which will revisit the draft. (ANI)

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