Pakistan Court Orders Election Of Cricket Chief To Be Held By Nov. 2
The turmoil at the top of Pakistan cricket took another turn on Monday "as a court ordered elections for the board chairman to be held in two weeks," according to the AFP. The ruling by the Islamabad High Court "appears to have scuppered moves" by a new interim management committee to delay choosing a permanent chairman for the Pakistan Cricket Board. The PCB has been in uproar since May, "when the Islamabad court threw out the then-chairman Zaka Ashraf over what it called the 'dubious' process by which he was elected." PM Nawaz Sharif appointed veteran journalist Najam Sethi as interim PCB chairman in June, "but a month later the court ordered Sethi to hold elections" by Oct. 18. PCB legal adviser Taffazul Rizvi said that "the court had ordered elections for the post of chairman" to be held by Nov. 2 (AFP, 10/21).