Mani gets Premier Imran’s backing on proposed changes in PCB

Duo were involved in a brief one-on-one conversation at Khan’s Bani Gala residence

Mani gets Premier Imran’s backing on proposed changes in PCB PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani has received complete support from Prime Minister Imran Khan, with regards to proposed changes in country’s cricket.

According to Daily Express, the premier has instructed Mani to implement the decisions made and must not get blackmailed by the rebellious faction of PCB’s Board of Governors (BoG).

The duo were involved in a brief one-on-one conversation, after the conclusion of Prime Minister’s meeting with Pakistan’s 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup squad, at Khan’s Bani Gala residence.

The PCB officials and few members of BoG have been at odds due to the proposed changes in country’s domestic cricket structure and the appointment of Managing Director Wasim Khan.

Majority of the members also boycotted the 53rd BoG meeting in Quetta, recently, and instead presented a resolution about their grievances — which was signed by five members of the governing council.  

Later the PCB chairman received a complaint from a member of its BoG against his fellow member Numan Butt for misconduct.  

In the complaint, the BoG member alleged Numan Butt with sharing confidential meeting documents with the media, using inappropriate and highly objectionable language against chairman PCB, criticising the PCB and it’s management/policies through dishonest statements, making false accusations, carrying out misrepresentation of facts and blatantly acting against the interests of Pakistan cricket.

The sources further stated that the BoG members, who went against the PCB, are no longer on the same page. Some of them even contacted Mani to express their remorse, over how things transpired, and adding that they had signed the resolution without reading its contents.

The board is currently pondering over various options, about how to tackle this situation, but it is optimistic about getting BoG approval on the proposed changes in the next few days.