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Who will be the Next PCB Chairman? Election to Take Place Tomorrow at NCA

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is all set to elect its new chairman tomorrow at 2:00 PM in a special meeting of the PCB Governing Board at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore.

The election process will be supervised by Election Commissioner Shah Khawar, who has summoned the Governing Board members for this crucial meeting.

The post of PCB chairman has been vacant since former PCB head Zaka Ashraf resigned on Jan. 19, 2024, just before his latest three-month extension as interim chairman expired.

The Governing Board consists of 10 members, representing various regions and organizations, ensuring a fair and inclusive decision-making process.

The members include two representatives of the Patron, who is the Prime Minister of Pakistan, namely Mohsin Naqvi and Mustafa Ramde, and one representative each from Azad Jammu Kashmir, Dera Murad Jamali, Larkana, Bahawalpur, Sui Northern Gas, Ghani Glass, State Bank, and PTV.

The Secretary of the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination or another designated representative will also participate as a non-voting member, enhancing the transparency and accountability of the election.

Among the candidates, Mohsin Naqvi, the caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab, has emerged as a strong contender for the PCB chairman position.

His nomination has been backed by his prominent role as the caretaker CM of Punjab, a key province in terms of cricketing talent and infrastructure.

Naqvi has also expressed his vision for the development and promotion of cricket in Pakistan, especially at the grassroots level.

He has also vowed to improve the governance and financial management of the PCB, and to strengthen the relations with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and other cricket boards.

Naqvi will face competition from Mustafa Ramde, another representative of the Patron, who has also been involved in cricket administration for a long time.

Ramde has served as the president of the Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA) and the chairman of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Governing Council.

He has also been instrumental in bringing international cricket back to Pakistan, especially to Karachi, which hosted several matches of the PSL and the bilateral series against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Ramde has also pledged to work for the betterment of cricket in Pakistan, and to address the issues of domestic cricket structure, players’ welfare, and women’s cricket.

The other members of the Governing Board may also throw their hats in the ring, or support either of the two frontrunners.

The election will be a secret ballot, and the candidate with the majority of votes will be declared as the new PCB chairman.

The new PCB chairman will have a lot of challenges and opportunities ahead, as Pakistan cricket is going through a crucial phase.

The election of the new PCB chairman is a significant event in the history of Pakistan cricket, and the cricket fans are eagerly waiting for the outcome.

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