“No further extension,” said the minister serving on the PCB Management Committee.According to Ehsanur Rehman Mazari, “the ministry will not send any extension summary to the PM at any time.”Ehsanur Rehman Mazari, the Minister of Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC), stated on Saturday that there will not be a further extension of the tenure of the board’s Management Committee. This comes as the uncertainty surrounding the choice of the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) continues.”On June 20th, the term of office for the PCB Management Committee will come to an end, and there will be no additional extension granted. He stated that the Ministry will not provide a summary of any prolongation to the Prime Minister.
The comments made by the minister came after the former chairman of the PCB, Zaka Ashraf, met with him for the second time in less than a week on Friday. The first meeting between the two took place on Wednesday, during which the minister made it very apparent that he would support his party, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), over the issue regardless of the consequences.”I shall not deviate from the instructions given to me by the most senior leadership of the Pakistan People’s Party. “I have already sent the summary to the prime minister carrying Zaka Ashraf’s name as the future PCB Chairman,” Mazari stated. “I have already sent the summary to the prime minister.”
The minister stated that Ashraf has been proposed for the position of chairman of the PCB by the PPP’s higher-ups, and that his qualifications will receive full backing. At the meeting I had with Zaka, we were going to talk about the future roadmap.During this time, Mazari sent yet another directive to the PCB Management Committee, instructing them to provide details regarding all of the expenses incurred for hiring and firing employees over the course of the previous five months.Following the submission of two letters to the Ministry over the course of the previous two months, the Minister has also discussed the matter with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the PCB, Salman Naseer, in order to find out why the Ministry has not received the necessary facts.
Since the MC seized control of the PCB, there have already been two letters made to the PCB about the specifics of the expenses that have been incurred. This also includes laying off employees and hiring new ones, as well as going on trips throughout these months. According to what the minister had to say, “we have not yet received any detailed answer.”In order to determine the future of the PCB and the standing of the two leading candidates, Sethi and Ashraf, the upcoming week is going to be of the utmost importance.