PCB slams Pakistan govt, says interference in internal affairs not acceptable

After Pakistan's dismal showing in the recently concluded Asia Cup and ICC World Twenty20 tournaments, the cricket board was facing testing times.

Last Updated: Apr 15, 2016, 18:05 PM IST
PCB slams Pakistan govt, says interference in internal affairs not acceptable

New Delhi: Embattled Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has slammed government interference in its internal affairs saying it was not acceptable.

In its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lahore on Thursday, the board passed a resolution in which the issue of government interference in the internal matters of the PCB was discussed.

“The AGM passed an unanimous resolution stating that government interference in the internal affairs of the PCB was not acceptable because it violated the democratic PCB constitution sanctioned and approved by the Supreme Court of Pakistan and International Cricket Council (ICC),” a PCB statement released yesterday read.

The AGM was presided by board chairman PCB Shaharyar Khan, and all stakeholders from all over the country were reportedly in attendance.

After Pakistan's dismal showing in the recently concluded Asia Cup and ICC World Twenty20 tournaments, the cricket board was facing testing times.

Team captain Shahid Afridi and coach Waqar Younis became first victims of the debacle, and reports of a possible shake up in the PCB hierarchy is doing rounds in Pakistan media.

“Although the Prime Minister is the patron in chief of the PCB but after the passing of the new constitution his role is diminished on paper,” a report in PTI quoted a source close to the board as saying.

(With PTI inputs)