Pak court dismisses Rashid Latif`s petition seeking new PCB board, constitution

ANI| Updated: Nov 28, 2013, 15:19 PM IST

Karachi: A Pakistani court has reportedly dismissed the petition of former captain Rashid Latif seeking court directions for the formation of a new cricket board and a fresh constitution.

The Sindh High Court observed that the petitioner had mainly challenged the constitution of 2007, on the grounds that the same was against the spirit of Ordinance 1962 and against the fundamental rights provided in chapter two of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973.

According to the Express Tribune, the court ruled that as during it has come on record during proceedings that such a constitution is no more in field, thus the instant petition being `infructuous` has been dismissed.

The report mentioned that Latif has claimed that the impugned Pakistan Cricket Board ( PCB) constitution gave unfettered powers to the president of Pakistan - being its patron - to appoint the chairman, who otherwise ought to be appointed by way of elections.

In his plea, he had submitted that appointment of the chairman ought to be through elections amongst the representatives of cricket associations or members of the region in order to ensure complete transparency and it will promote cricket in the country, the report added.