Friday, February 11, 2011

PCB general body meets after 10 years

Pakistan Cricket Board held its first meeting of general body in over a decade, on Friday. The meeting was held at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore as per clause 17 of the constitution of the PCB.

Ijaz Butt talked about improvements in women cricke© Associated Press

The board said it was the first time the general body had met since 1988, but one was held in Tauqir Zia's tenure in early 2000. A total of 73 members, made up of 18 full members, 53 associate members and two honorary members - former board chairmen Khalid Mehmood and Zia - attended the meeting.

General Body meeting discussed the PCB's annual report, as well as the audited accounts and budget estimates, and recommended to the governing board various measures to improve the standard of the game. Ijaz Butt also talked about the need to continue developing the women's game in Pakistan, given the achievements of Pakistan's team recently. Representatives of deaf and blind team were also involved in the meeting.

The general body is a larger, more representative body of stakeholders from around the country designed to ensure development and representation in areas such as interior Sindh and Balochistan, where the game is not as developed as in other provinces and regions. It is supposed to meet once or twice a year and acts as the parliament of the board, where the governing board is the senate.

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