New PCB chief removes 4 advisors together with Shoaib Akhtar

Ehsan Mani officially elected PCB chairman

New PCB chairman Ehsan Mani has eliminated the quartet of advisors, together with former quick bowler Shoaib Akhtar, Islamabad regional head Shakeel Sheikh and two others, who have been appointed by his predecessor Najam Sethi throughout his tenure.

Though Shoaib had tweeted on Thursday claiming he had resigned from the place of advisor to the PCB chairman, he and the opposite three have been, in truth, knowledgeable via an official letter that their providers have been no extra required. Whereas Shakeel and Aizad Sayid have been serving as honorary members, Shoaib and former Take a look at cricketer Salahuddin Sallu have been paid advisors to the chairman.

Sheikh, previously a PCB member representing Islamabad area, took on the position of advisor on home cricket and grounds upon the completion of his time period final 12 months, rendering the change a topic of battle of curiosity, as he was regarded as unfairly allotting home matches to a floor within the Islamabad area referred to as the Diamond Cricket Membership. He was thought of essentially the most highly effective – non-cricketer – particular person working home cricket affairs.

Sayid, who was initially a director of cricket academies and sport growth till final 12 months was faraway from the place over problems with administration. However then he was reappointed advisor to Sethi on grassroots and membership cricket affairs.

Mani has, in truth, dissolved all of the committees fashioned throughout Sethi’s tenure, citing battle of curiosity as a serious situation in all of them. Mani cited the instance of the chief finance officer, who was additionally a part of the audit committee, as one such case. “He was within the audit committee which isn’t a superb follow as a result of he’s the one who has to face questions throughout audit then how could be the one within the committee,” Mani had questioned. Equally, he felt that each working committee fashioned by Sethi was constituted towards the essential precept of professionalism.

The PCB under Mani is facing changes within the Board’s construction, structure and the sample of everyday functioning. Solely the nationwide choice committees at senior and junior ranges for each women and men are intact. Mani additionally stated the variety of folks working in Pakistan cricket – over 900 employees- was far too many.

“I doubt such large variety of staff are working in any cricket board of the world. It’s primarily as a result of the PCB has centralised many issues and there’s a have to decentralise. No cricket board on this planet is working stadiums as associations are proudly owning these.”