By Muhammad Asif Khan
KARACHI: Reacting on the Islamabad High Court (IHC) order, the former chief executive of the BCCP [now known as PCB], Arif Ali Khan Abbasi insisted that the revival of the 1995 constitution is the most suitable solution to the existing problems being faced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). “At the moment, the chairman along with the ‘hand-picked’ Board of Governors, enjoys absolute authority. This is not what democracy means. The 1995 constitution has all the solutions in it hence it should be revived”, maintained Arif Ali Khan Abbasi while talking to this correspondent for News One TV.
“If you want to solve the problem then it is a matter of half an hour. Empower the General Body, with all the associations and departments as its members, where a decision can be taken with two-third majority votes of the General Body members”, added Arif Abbasi.
“The General Body is the fountain head of all powers which gives you two-third majority, and if you have it, you can do anything. This is called true democracy”, stated Arif Abbasi
On a question about the recent allegations leveled by a British newspaper, the former Cricket Board chief said that the past was still haunting Pakistan Cricket. “Unfortunately the past events are enough to cast doubt on a suspicious activity, and due to the same reason, the seemingly cautious approach adopted by the PCB is also understandable”, conclude Arif Abbasi.