Sindh High Court issues notice to Sethi

By Muhammad Asif Khan

Karachi: Sindh High Court, on Tuesday, directed the acting chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi to act in accordance with the powers accorded to an acting chairman under article 6(1) (a) to (e) as prescribed under the PCB constitution till the next date of hearing.Image

“Till the next date of hearing respondent No. 3 [acting PCB chairman] shall exercise powers only in terms of clause (a) to (e) of the article 6 (1) of the constitution of Pakistan Cricket Board”, the order said.

The petition was filed by former captain Rashid Latif through his lawyer, Barrister Umair A. Qazi against the unconstitutional appointment of acting chairman of the PCB Najam Sethi.

The relevant clauses of the article 6(1) of the PCB constitution are as follows.

6. Chairman (1) There shall be a Chairman appointed by the Board of Governors (BoG) in accordance with Part IV for a period of four years. He shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Board and shall inter alia exercise and perform the following power and function, namely:-

 (a)        Preside over all meeting of the board;

 (b)        Summon the annual general meeting of the Board and the extraordinary general meeting;

 (c)        Summon the meetings of BOG;

 (d)        Adjourn the meetings;

 (e)        Fix the date, time and place of all the meetings including adjourned meeting;

(f)         cast vote when votes are equally divided;

(g)        Control or oversee income and expenditure in accordance with the budget approved by the BOG;

(h)        Control and manage the affairs of the stadium, sports complexs, gymnasiaum and ground or those placed under its charge, directly or through management committees or officials appointed for the purpose;

(i)         Appoint the selection committee and other committees including their chairmen;

(j)         Take any other financial, administrative or management decisions as required for the functioning and operations of the Board;

(k)        Recommend to the BOG for addition, alteration or deletion of the region;

(l)         Decide with regard to representation from time to time of Regions and Service Organisations through rotation on the BoG

(2) During the absence of the Chairman for a period of more than forty five days or in the event the chairman tenders his resignation or in case of his death or in the event of the office of the Chairman falling vacant for any other reason, the BoG may elect and appoint an Acting Chairman from amongst it’s members, who may only exercise powers listed in paragraph 6(1) (a) to (e) during the absence or till the appointment of the Chairman.

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