IPC named Tariq Zaman Khan as PCB's secretary
30 September, 2013
ISLAMABAD: The ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) has named Amir Tariq Zaman Khan as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) secretary on Saturday, Our Sources reported.
Zaman Khan is currently the additional secretary sport for the IPC and his role will be to cut down on the number of board employees.
The role of secretary is not defined in the PCB constitution.
The appointment of Khan, a government grade 21 officer, is, however, in direct breach of the Woolf report approved by the ICC which recommended governance in cricket boards to be free of government and political interferences.
Earlier Sethi was named the interim PCB chairman directly by the Prime MinisterMian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, though the move was enforced by the IHC.
The IHC observed that a large contingent in the PCB was being paid lucrative packages, with 68 employees being appointed unnecessarily during Ashraf's one year and eight months as the board chief.
The PCB has over 900 employees around the country including employees at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and the regional associations.
The board has been facing financial crunch in wake of no international cricket in the country.
Recently PCB provisionally approved a budget of approximately Rs. 3 billion with a deficit of Rs. 500 million for the year 2013-14.