Lahore December 23, 2022: Najam Sethi's committee has 120 days to change the board's constitution and bring back the 2014 version to replace the one put in place in 2019
The new PCB management committee, led by Najam Sethi, has terminated the contract of chief selector Mohammad Wasim and disbanded all committees formed under the now-defunct 2019 constitution. This was the first decision the new chairman took after taking a charge on Thursday.
"We are going to disband all committees today because they were constituted under the 2019 constitution that has been revoked and shall reconstitute them under the new SRO," Sethi told ESPNcricinfo.
Wasim, a former Pakistan batter, was named chief selector in December 2020 with the arrangement expected to last till the 2023 ODI World Cup. On Friday, he was let go through an email. The last team Wasim picked was the Test squad for the New Zealand series at home.
The Pakistan government recently removed Ramiz Raja and his Board after revoking the PCB 2019 constitution and giving the Sethi-led 14-member committee full executive powers to work on reviving the department structure, which was abolished in 2019 after Imran Khan became the prime minister of the country - the prime minister of Pakistan is automatically the patron-in-chief of the PCB.
The new committee will have 120 days to change the PCB's constitution, bringing back the 2014 version to replace the one put in place in 2019. The committee will be tasked with the responsibility of forming a board of governors and electing a chairman, as stipulated in the 2014 constitution.