The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has met a deadline to present a more independent constitution to the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The ICC had set a June deadline for the amendment of the constitution to provide less scope for government interference.
“It has been a long, consultative and thoughtful exercise, and included input from stakeholders including ICC,” PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf said in a statement after handing the new constitution to ICC president Alan Isaac in Dubai.
“I am delighted that in the end, we have been successful in delivering a constitution that is in compliance with the ICC’s requirement and will be beneficial for cricket in Pakistan in the long run.”
The ICC wanted cricket boards – especially Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan – to amend their constitutions to allow less interference and a more democratic means of electing chairmen.
“I must compliment Mr Zaka Ashraf, his team and the government of Pakistan for their efforts in producing a constitution which makes the process of electing its chairman more democratic and reduces the risk of inappropriate government interference in line with the ICC’s constitutional provisions,” Isaac said.