Pakistan PM appoints interim committee to run 'dissolved' PCB

Karachi, Oct 16 (ANI): Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is acting as the patron of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has reportedly dissolved the body temporarily and has named an Interim Management Committee (IMC) to run the affairs of cricket in the country.

According to The Express Tribune, the committee comprises of Najam Sethi, who was previously PCB's caretaker chairman, former cricketers Zaheer Abbas and Haroon Rasheed, former PCB chairman Shahryar Khan and former team manager Naved Cheema.

The report mentioned that the move comes just days before an ICC meeting in London, which may decide the fate of banned Pakistani bowler Mohammad Aamir in domestic cricket, and a court-imposed deadline to hold fresh elections in the PCB, which corresponds with the ICC meeting.

The report further said that Sethi will now lead the IMC after being elected as chairman by the members and will represent Pakistan at the ICC meeting.

Confirming the move, a PCB release stated that the IMC has been constituted to ensure that PCB remains enabled to continue to perform day-to-day domestic and international functions for the 'promotion of the game and in line with the directions of the court', adding that the 'super-session' of the PCB shall remain in force for a period of not more than 90 days unless extended by Sharif. (ANI)

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