Karachi locks horns with PCB over new domestic proposal

July 28, 2017 | By

By Muhammad Asif Khan


Karachi: The forty-fifth meeting of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Governing Board was held on Friday at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.


The last meeting, of the outgoing chairman Shaharyar Khan, was marred with a controversy as the President of the Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA), Prof. Ijaz Ahmed Farooqi opted to walkout from the session to register his protest against the drafting system proposed for forming regional teams.


“Ijaz Farooqi raised his objection over the ‘flawed’ proposal however his viewpoint was not heard. Therefore, he had no other choice but the walkout”, said a KCCA official on the condition of anonymity


“The PCB chairman was willing to pay heed to Ijaz Farooqi’s reservations but the domestic affairs committee head, Shakeel Sheikh was adamant”, the official added


Earlier on July 12th, 2017, the meeting of the PCB domestic affairs was held under its chairman Shakeel Sheikh and was attended by head coaches and captains of eight regions.


One of the proposals, in the meeting, was the constitution of regional teams via drafting system, under which regional selection committees will only select eight of the fifteen players while the rest will be picked through drafting from the central pool of players.


“We have serious reservations over the proposed drafting system which, we believe, deprived Karachi cricketers of their right”, concluded the KCCA official.


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