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Shah Dost de-notified as BoG Member after independent adjudicator orders re-elections

  • Detailed judgement available here

Lahore, 7 May 2019: Mr Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, a member of the independent Panel of Adjudicators, has set aside elections of President, District Cricket Association, Turbat, and President, Regional Cricket Association, Quetta, while ordering fresh elections.

The independent adjudicator’s decision came following the conclusion of multiple hearings of an appeal filed 0n 13February 2019 under Article 37 of the PCB Constitution and means the election of Mr Shah Dost, first as President of the District Cricket Association, Turbat, and then his subsequent election as Regional Cricket Association, Quetta, President, has been declared null and void.

Resultantly, and as per Article 10(2) of the PCB Constitution, Mr Shah Dost has now been de-notified as a member of the PCB Board of Governors.

Mr Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan announced the decision after it was established that Mr Shah Dost was not eligible to contest elections of President of District Cricket Association, Turbat, held in August 2017, as he was then a government employee with Fisheries Department, Quetta.

Mr Shah Dost’s employment with the Fisheries Department, Quetta, at the material times, was established by the evidence presented by the appellant.

In his decision, which is available here, the independent adjudicator said: “Mr Shah Dost suffered from disqualification (a Government Servant) on the date 08-08-2017, when Election Schedule was announced by the Deputy Election Commission and on all subsequent dates.”