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PCB board member Numan Butt banned from attending board meetings


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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman’s office on Wednesday, April 17 said it had banned one of the members of its Board of Governors (BoG) from attending any meeting of the body for violating the PCB bylaws.

“[The] PCB received a complaint from a member of its Board of Governors (BoG) against his fellow member Numan Butt for misconduct.  The Pakistan Cricket Board chairman on Wednesday, 17th April had received a complaint from a member of its Board of Governors (BoG) against his fellow member Numan Butt for misconduct”, said a press release issued by the PCB chairman’s office.

Complaint Referred to Justice Chauhan

As such, and as per Article 10(6) of the PCB Constitution, the PCB Chairman, Ehsan Mani, has referred the complaint to an independent adjudicator, Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan.

The complainant has also alleged Numan Butt for violating provisions of Article 19 of the PCB Constitution, which relates to undertaking by full members and associate members of the general body.

This means as per Article 10(7) and pending the outcome of the proceedings, Numan Butt will not be allowed to attend any BoG and committee meetings,” a statement put out by the PCB said.

Article 10(7) of the PCB Constitution reads as: “Any member, against whom a complaint is referred by the chairman to the adjudicator, shall not be allowed to attend any meeting of the BoG or any committee during the pendency of proceedings before the adjudicator.”

In the complaint, the BoG member alleged Numan Butt with sharing confidential meeting documents with the media; using inappropriate and highly-objectionable language against the chairman PCB; criticizing the PCB and its management/policies through dishonest statements; making false accusations; carrying out misrepresentation of facts; and blatantly acting against the interests of Pakistan cricket.

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Article 19 of PCB

The complainant has also alleged Numan Butt for violating provisions of Article 19 of the PCB Constitution, which relates to undertaking by full members and associate members of the general body, which reads as: “he shall, strive to achieve the objectives and purpose of the board; he shall, abide by this constitution, rules, regulations and any directives formulated or issued, from time to time, by the board; he shall, not criticize the Pakistan Cricket Board or any of its functionaries or member(s), players and officials on any media platform; he shall, not hold any press conference, meeting, protest or participate in any procession, display any placard etc. against the board and its officials at any private or public venue, individually or collectively; he shall abide by the directions of the board.”