Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has said that he would challenge the manner in which Zaka Ashraf was elected Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman under the new Constitution by filing a petition in the High Court.
"After my first petition, the PCB introduced a few amendments to its constitution. However, it is not as democratic as it should be. There are loopholes [in the new constitution] which I want to rectify," Latif said. "I have decided to file a fresh petition in Sindh High Court against the unlawful election of PCB chairman. I am not against any individual; I just want a fair system," he said.
Ashraf, the current chairman of the board, on Wednesday became the first elected head of the PCB after a rather hasty election process held in Islamabad. According to a press release of the board, Ashraf, who was already serving as PCB Chairman since November 2012, was elected by the Board of Governors (BOG) under the new constitution of the board.
The release said that after being elected, Ashraf will now serve for a four-year term under the new constitution. The PCB release said that the BOG elected two of its members Naveed Akram Cheema and Muhammad Rafiq Bughio to represent the BOG in the Nomination Committee formed by the chief patron of the board, who is the president of Pakistan....more
01:18 PM, May 09, 2013