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LHC Rejects Petition Against PCB’s New Constitution

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday moved a step closer to implementing its planned reforms into domestic cricket after the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected a petition against PCB’s new constitution. 

During Wednesday’s proceedings, a second attempt was made by the same petitioners to challenge and suspend the operation of the new PCB Constitution 2019 by filing a fresh case.

The LHC refused to grant a stay and issued notices to the PCB to present its response at the next date of hearing. No date of hearing has been fixed thus far.

Additionally, the court was pleased to dismiss more than a dozen cases relating to the election commission as well as grievances of terminated employees.

PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani said: “The PCB welcomes the judgement of the Honourable Lahore High Court Judge Mr Justice Shahid Waheed, who dismissed the application to suspend the PCB Constitution 2019.”

“The PCB will now swiftly move to announce the new domestic structure and commence the 2019-20 season on 14 September,” he said.

The board had devised PCB Constitution 2019, which had also been promulgated by the federal government on August 19.

“The Honourable court’s decision now provides complete clarity. The PCB will now finalise arrangements for the 2019-20 season without further delays.”