By our correspondent
LAHORE: Election Commissioner of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Justice (retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed has called a special meeting of the Board of Governors on September 13 at 11am in Lahore to elect the 36th PCB Chairman.
The Election Commissioner made the decision in his first meeting at the Gaddafi Stadium on Friday afternoon in which he also directed that notices of the special meeting be issued to the BoG members. Such notices have been issued, the PCB said in a statement on Friday (today).
Earlier on Friday morning, PCB Patron, Prime Minister Mr Imran Khan, had nominated Asad Ali Khan and Ramiz Raja on the BoG for a three-year term while exercising his powers under clause 12(1) of the PCB Constitution.
The other five members on the BoG are Aasim Wajid Jawad, Alia Zafar, Arif Saeed and Javed Kurieshi (all independent members) and Wasim Khan (PCB Chief Executive).
Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja has emerged as a strong candidate for the PCB chairman slot. The outgoing chairman Ehsan Mani has turned down a request to serve for an extended six-month period which has ended his three-year tenure as the Board’s chief.
Ramiz has already served as Chief Executive of the PCB. Ramiz has been a former teammate of Imran Khan, the premier, and he is being backed by Imran’s close relative Majid Khan.
Asad Ali Khan’s nomination as BoG member has been made for the second successive time by the premier, who is also the chief patron of the Board.