Karachi: The election of Zaka Ashraf as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been challenged in the Sindh and Lahore High Courts.

Ashraf is PCB's first elected chairman

Chaudhary Anwar of Faisalabad association and Zulfiqar Maliik had filed a joint petition terming Ashraf's election as unconstitutional, sources said.

"They have claimed that since the PCB never got the new constitution approved by all member associations nor sent them a copy of the new constitution, the whole election process is unconstitutional," the source said.

Zaka Ashraf on Wednesday became the first elected head of the PCB for a four-year term. Ashraf was elected as per the provisions of the new PCB constitution. According to previous provision, a PCB chief was nominated by the President of Pakistan.

Many former players have described Ashraf's election as a hurriedly carried out process.

"We have basically challenged the process of selecting or electing the chairman and some clauses in the constitution which are not democratic," Rashid Latif, a former Pakistani player, said.


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