Pakistan Cricket Board’s Annual General Meeting 2016 held

Lahore, April 14, 2016 (PPI-OT):With stakeholders from all over the country in attendance, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2016 was held here at a five-star hotel today (Thursday) with Chairman PCB Shaharyar Mohammad Khan presiding over it. Also present on the occasion were Chairman of PCB’s Executive Committee Mr. Najam Sethi, COO Mr. Subhan Ahmad, CFO Mr. Badar Manzoor as well as the entire top and upper tier management of the Board.

Chairman Shaharyar Khan briefed the general body members about the Board’s efforts in bringing international cricket back to Pakistan, which resulted in organizing series against Afghanistan, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh Women’s Team. Above all, he informed the participants on the successful holding of the Pakistan Super League in the UAE.

Chairman PCB in his address to the Annual General Meeting had urged the regional presidents to promote school cricket. He emphasized that coaches had a very important role to play and the Board would try to send level four coaches to different districts.

AGM passed the unanimous resolution stating that government interference in the internal affairs of 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).

Chairman PCB Executive Committee Najam Sethi, informed the AGM that PSL was a huge financial success for PCB and the franchises were also happy that the value of their assets had increased substantially. He explained that PSL profits were substantially higher than projected.

PCB’s ‘sponsorship initiative in the PSL had also drawn dividends for regional cricket’, which has started to benefit cricket at the domestic level. Now we plan to broaden our PSL perspective by adding more sponsors and try to hold a couple of matches in Pakistan. Najam Sethi also said, the Board would look into the participants grievances and try to solve in a specific time period.

With COO Subhan Ahmad moderating the AGM, subsequently minutes of the last meeting were approved, Annual Report 2014-15 came under discussion and the house unanimously accepted it. Having met the stringent PCB criteria, in accordance with constitution’s Article 20, the AGM also recommended affiliation and playing rights to Panjgur District. Chairman PCB especially assured members from FATA, Balochistan, and AJK of doing everything in the Board’s power to facilitate promotion of cricket in their respective regions.

In the end all members were given an opportunity to dilate upon their views, suggestions and proposals and air their grievances. Chairman Shaharyar Khan and COO Subhan Ahmad assured the general body members that each one of the suggestions had been faithfully recorded and also that this feedback shall be given a sympathetic consideration in order to promote cricket across the country.

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