Lahore : With stakeholders from all over the country in attendance, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2017 was held here at a local hotel today.
Chairman PCB Mr. Shaharyar Mohammad Khan presided the meeting, Chairman of PCB’s Executive Committee Mr. Najam Sethi, COO Mr. Subhan Ahmad, CFO Mr. Badar Manzoor besides other leading officials were also present at the meeting.
Chairman Shaharyar Khan briefed the general body members about the Board’s working and achievements in the last one year. He added that efforts were made in bringing international cricket back to Pakistan and most importantly the staging of final of the PSL in Lahore earlier this year.
Chairman PCB in his address to the Annual General Meeting also thanked all members for their support in organizing the Abdul Hafez Kardar School Cricket Championship and Fazal Mahmood Club Cricket Championship across the country. He emphasized on the need of developing new cricket academies around the country. The Chairman also took the members into confidence on bilateral cricket series with India as well as board’s legal initiatives on the MoU signed between the two boards.
Chairman PCB Executive Committee Najam Sethi, informed the AGM that PSL was a huge success with final of second edition taking place in Lahore. He added that the management is aiming to hold eight matches of PSL’s third edition in Pakistan (Four each in Lahore and Karachi.) He further added that as many as 30 national and international parties have shown their interest to buy sixth franchise.
Mr. Sethi pledged to bring international cricket back in Pakistan and added that the Board would look into the participants’ grievances and try to solve the issues raised at the AGM at the earliest.
The AGM passed three unanimous resolutions during its proceeding. The first was the appreciation of Chairman PCB Mr. Shaharyar Khan’s services for Pakistan’s cricket. The members gave a standing ovation to the Chairman PCB who was presiding over the meeting for the last time as his three-year term ends in August this year.
The second resolution was adopted for a Pride of Performance award for Mr. Najam Sethi for his significant contribution in Pakistan’s cricket especially staging of PSL’s final in Lahore.
The third and last resolution that was unanimously approved was adopted to elect Mr. Najam Sethi as the new PCB Chairman once Mr. Shaharyar Khan’s term ends in August.
With COO Subhan Ahmad moderating the AGM, minutes of the last meeting were approved, Annual Report 2015-16 also came under discussion and the house unanimously accepted it.
Having met the stringent PCB criteria, in accordance with constitution’s Article 20, the AGM also recommended affiliation and playing rights to Pakpattan and Chaggi Districts.
All members were given an opportunity to dilate upon their views, suggestions and proposals and air their grievances.
At the end, PCB Annual Domestic Awards were given to the following for their outstanding performance during the domestic season 2016-17.
Best Player of the Year (Blind): Badar Munir with cash prize Rs. 300,000
Best Player of the Year (Deaf and Dumb): Zaka Ahmed Qureshi with cash prize Rs.300, 000
Best Player of the Year (Disable): Maj (R) Hasnain Alam with cash prize Rs.300, 000
Best Women Player of the Year: Asmavia Iqbal with cash prize of Rs 300,000
Outstanding Player of Domestic Season 2016-2017: Muhammad Abbas with cash prize Rs. 300,000
Best Umpire of the Year: Shozab Raza with cash prize Rs. 200,000
Best Match- Referee of the Year: Muhammad Anees with cash prize Rs.200, 000
Best Scorer of the Year: Najamus Saeed with case prize Rs.200, 000
Best Curator of the Year: Niamat Ali with cash prize Rs. 200,000
Best Coach of Domestic Cricket Season 2016-2017: Azam Khan with cash prize Rs.200, 000