LHC suspends PCB’s new constitution

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

23rd Aug, 2019. 06:45 pm

The Lahore High Court has suspended the newly implemented constitution of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) earlier today.

The Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination had earlier notified about the change in the constitution after approval from the Federal Cabinet on Monday this week.

The decision will now put a full stop to the PCB’s plan of revamping the domestic structure with changes in executive powers at the top.

According to the new constitution, the Prime Minister, who is the Patron-in-Chief of PCB, was going to have limited powers.

The reason behind the court’s decision is not known yet, however, it will definitely be a big headache for Ehsan Mani and Wasim Khan, who were focused on uplifting domestic cricket in Pakistan in line with Imran Khan’s vision.

Earlier in the day, The Pakistan Cricket Board and Sri Lanka Cricket on Friday announced to swap upcoming matches of the split series in Pakistan.

The ODIs and the T20Is will now be played from 27 September to 9 October while the Tests will be held in December.

According to the original program, Pakistan was scheduled to host Sri Lanka for two World Test Championship matches in October before Sri Lanka returns for three ODIs and three T20Is in late December.

The decision to swap matches was made following a ‘phone discussion between PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani and SLC President Shammi Silva on Friday.

The Sri Lanka cricket team will arrive in Karachi on 25 September where it will play three ODIs on 27 and 29 September and 2 October.

Lahore will host three T20Is on 5, 7 and 9 October after which the visitors will fly home on 10 October.

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