I am not quit­ting as PCB chair­man: Sha­har­yar

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

LA­HORE—Chair­man of the Pak­istan Cricket Board (PCB) Sha­har­yar M Khan says that he has not yet made up his mind whether to leave his post af­ter com­plet­ing two years in of­fice on Au­gust 17, 2016.

“Yes, I am also hear­ing var­i­ous news re­ports about me quit­ting the post in Au­gust this year. But I want to clar­ify that there is no truth in such re­ports. In fact, I have not made up my mind yet for this im­por­tant de­ci­sion,” Sha­har­yar told me­dia per­sons here.

Sha­har­yar is the first elected chair­man of the PCB un­der the new con­sti­tu­tion which came into force in July 2014. Ac­cord­ing to the of­fi­cial no­ti­fi­ca­tion he was elected as PCB chair­man on Aug 18, 2014 un­der Para­graph 7 (2) and (3) of the PCB con­sti­tu­tion, which al­lows the chair­man to work for three years and makes him also el­i­gi­ble for re-elec­tion for one fur­ther term of three years pro­vided that the to­tal ten­ure of an in­di­vid­ual as chair­man shall in no case ex­ceed a pe­riod of six years.The cur­rent Board of Gov­er­nors will com­plete its ten­ure of three years on Aug 17, 2017.

“Though ini­tially I was asked to work as the PCB chair­man for two years to set­tle down the dust, raised due to legal cases in the courts, as the work­ing of the PCB had been halted in 2014. But as I was elected un­der a cer­tain clause of the con­sti­tu­tion which al­lows me a three-year pe­riod, so, I have to take a de­ci­sion about it and no one else,” he ex­plained.

“I will con­sult my friends, well-wish­ers and other stake­hold­ers be­fore tak­ing a de­ci­sion, but at the mo­ment I am tak­ing a leave and go­ing to Eng­land on June 17,” he said.

In­ter­est­ingly, it does not make any sense if the chair­man de­cides to quit soon af­ter ap­point­ing of­fi­cials at key posts such as new se­lec­tion com­mit­tee headed by In­za­mam-ul-Haq, head coach Mickey Arthur and Direc­tor Academy Mu­das­sar Nazar. If the new of­fi­cials fail to click, who will take the re­spon­si­bil­ity of their fail­ure in case Sha­har­yar quits this year is a ques­tion that needs to be an­swered. More in­ter­est­ingly, if such a sit­u­a­tion arises it will be the sec­ond such oc­ca­sion since many team of­fi­cials like Moin Khan, Waqar You­nis, Grant Flower and Grant Lu­den who were ap­pointed by then act­ing set-up headed by Na­jam Sethi in 2014, flopped bit­terly es­pe­cially in ODIs and T20 for­mats but Sha­har­yar was left to take re­spon­si­bil­ity as he had taken over as chair­man by then.

In the past prac­tice, a chair­man al­ways worked with his own ap­pointed team, but now the tra­di­tion is be­ing changed and per­haps it suits the top of­fi­cials not to be at the helm at the time of ac­cept­ing any re­spon­si­bil­ity for the fail­ures.—Agen­cies

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