Overhaul in Pakistan Cricket Board Leadership with Appointment of Senior Government Officers

According to sources, six senior government officers have been entrusted with responsibilities within the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), signaling a significant shake-up in the organization’s leadership structure. The appointed officers include Suhail Ashraf, Secretary C&W Punjab; SP Zeen Asim; SP Arzoo Kamal; Deputy Commissioner Jhang Abdullah Khurram Niazi; Deputy Director Information Raffiullah; and Muhammad Osman Bajwa. They will now oversee various affairs of the PCB, while the chairman will finalize their roles within the board.

The move aims to bring about improvements in cricket administration in the country, as changes are expected to be made to the PCB’s constitution. Suhail Ashraf is speculated to be appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), potentially replacing the Chief Operating Officer. Currently, Salman Naseer holds the position of Chief Operating Officer.

Reports suggest that Abdullah Khurram Niazi might be tasked with overseeing domestic cricket affairs, while Raffiullah will handle media-related duties as Director Media. Other changes, including appointments in international cricket and team management, are also anticipated.

It has been confirmed by sources that under PCB regulations, a Chief Operating Officer, Director, or employee can be relieved of their duties with a one-month notice. Currently, government officers deputed to the board are serving two-year terms, which may be extended based on performance and requirements.

This restructuring within the PCB reflects a strategic effort to enhance governance, streamline operations, and elevate the standards of cricket administration in Pakistan. By incorporating experienced government officials into key positions, the PCB aims to leverage their expertise and administrative acumen to drive positive changes and foster growth in the cricketing landscape of the country.