Pakistan Cricket Board, PCB welcome Lahore High Court, LHC Decision to Dismiss Petition against New Constitution
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on 28th August 2019 Wednesday welcome the decision of the Lahore High Court, LHC to annul a request to suspend the 2019 PCB Constitution, which was promulgated by the Government of Pakistan and entered into force on 19 August.
During Wednesday’s proceedings, the PCB stated, the same petitioners made a second attempt to challenge and suspend the operation of the new PCB Constitution 2019 by filing a new case. Lahore Superior Court refused to grant a suspension and issued notices to PCB to submit its response at the next hearing date. No hearing date has set so far.
Besides, the Lahore High Court, LHC pleased to dismiss more than a dozen cases that are related to the electoral commission, as well as complaints from dismissed employees.
-Ehsan Mani, PCB Chairman-
“The PCB welcomes the judgment of the Honorable Judge of the Superior Court of Lahore, Judge Shahid Waheed, who rejected the request to suspend the PCB’s Constitution 2019.
It is evident to all fans and cricket supporters that the petitioners’ intentions were in bad faith and aimed to disrupt Pakistan’s cricket activities and cause embarrassment to the PCB and the country.
The petitioners approach the court to protect their personal and financial interests without taking into account the fact that their action could have had a severe impact on the 2019-20 national cricket program. This tactic has been defeated on solid legal bases, and the PCB will now move quickly to announce the new domestic structure and start the 2019-20 seasons on September 14.
The 2019-20 seasons will be a celebratory season for Pakistani cricket fans, as we will host Sri Lanka for three ODIs and so many CIOs from September 27 to October 9. In addition, high-level cricket delegations Australia and England and Wales Cricket Board will visit in September and October, respectively, as part of our preparations for their future tours of Pakistan.
The Decision of the Honorable Court now provides complete clarity. The PCB will soon finalise arrangements for the 2019-20 seasons without further delay.