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53rd BoG meeting adjourned

Quetta, 17 April 2019: The 53rd meeting of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Board of Governors, the first-ever in Quetta, was adjourned for a later date due to an incomplete quorum.

The meeting had started with the members offering fateha for all those who lost their lives in a tragic incident in Quetta’s Hazarganji market as well as Naseem Khan, a first-class cricketer and a PCB coach, who recently passed away.

The meeting was then adjourned for a brief period pursuant to five members attempting to table a resolution, which was not part of the agenda. The PCB Chairman had proposed any business other than the agenda could be considered under Any Other Items at the end of the meeting.

However, the Khan Research Laboratory (KRL) and the four regional representatives refused to return to complete the meeting.

PCB Chairman Mr Ehsan Mani said: “I am hugely disappointed by today’s events as I was looking forward to an interactive, productive and constructive discussion, which was aimed at taking Pakistan cricket forward.

“Yesterday, we called on the honourable Chief Minister of Balochistan and engaged in fruitful and enlightening discussions to promote cricket in Balochistan. It is, therefore, particularly disappointing that the representative from Balochistan also refused to return for the BoG meeting.”

‘We reaffirm our commitment to doing what is right for Pakistan cricket and once again becoming a strong force in the world game, and must not get derailed by personal agendas.”

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The following members of the BoG attended the meeting:

Mr Ehsan Mani - Chairman, PCB

Mr Asad Ali Khan - Member

Mr Kabir Ahmed Khan - Member

Mr Muhammad Ayaz Butt - Member

Mr Muhammad Numan Butt - Member

Mr Shah Dost - Member

Mr Shahrez Abdullah Khan - Member

Mr Akbar Durrani - Ex-Officio

Did not attend due to prior engagements:

Lt Gen (R) Muzammil Hussain - Member

Lt Gen (R) Javed Zia - Member