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In A First, PCB Appoints Female Director Board Of Governors

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed Human resource executive Alia Zafar as Director of Board of Governors, making her the first woman to hold the post.

The board had revoked Board of Governor’s membership last year and reduced the number of cricket playing associations from 8 to 3 in a bid to decrease their influence.

The appointment of Zafar is part of the plan to bring in four directors for corporate governance.

Before that BoG comprised the top four regional teams from the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and the top four departmental teams, and two direct nominees from the patron in chief – the prime minister of Pakistan. From now, the board will have two direct nominees from the patron while three members from among the cricket associations will be elected presidents on a rotational basis every three years, while four independent directors, at least one of whom has to be female, will be named by the nomination committee.

“Following promulgation of the new PCB Constitution in 2019, these distinguished members, on my request, had agreed to continue through the transitional period and provide the PCB management appropriate guidance through their knowledge and insight,” PCB chairman Ehsan Mani said.

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