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PCB sends new constitution to Zardari for approval

Islamabad, May 23 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) constitution has been sent to President Asif Ali Zardari for approval.

Confirming the reports, Pakistan Sports Minister Pir Aftab Shah Jilani said, Zardari, who is also the PCB’s patron, has been requested to approve the constitution as soon as possible.

Talking to media persons, at the sidelines of a domestic Twenty20 tournament’s post match presentation ceremony, Jilani denied having any differences with the PCB, saying he had never interfered in the board’s working and its management.

Commenting on the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) decision to shift the 2011 World Cup matches from Pakistan, Jilani criticised the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) for influencing the ICC’s decision.

“The BCCI’s role in this whole affair has been deplorable. The ICC should do justice with the PCB,” The Dawn quoted Jilani, as saying.

Terming players like Mohammad Yousuf and Abdul Razzaq as an ‘asset’ for the Pakistan cricket, he said they should be included in the national squad as they have terminated their contract with the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL).

“Players like Yousuf and Razzaq are an asset for Pakistan and they must be saved. All those cricketers including these two and Imran Nazir who have revoked their ICL contract, must be inducted in our national team,” Jilani said. (ANI)

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