LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)'s Board of Governors, during its 58th meeting approved the Model Constitution for Cricket Clubs and Club Affiliation and Operation Rules, which are in line with the PCB Constitution 2019 and Model Constitutions for Cricket and City Cricket Associations.
This is a major milestone in finalising the regulatory framework for the revamped domestic cricket structure from the grassroots and above, a PCB spokesman said.
Some of the salient features of the Model Constitution for Cricket Clubs, which shall be recognised as duly organised cricket clubs upon being granted affiliation by the City Cricket Associations pursuant to due scrutiny are to: promote and develop the game of cricket within its local jurisdiction, organise, assemble, train and maintain cricket teams, for men and/or women, to represent the club in cricket matches and tournaments for clubs, coordinate cricket activities, including holding and organising coaching, training and cricket events and tournaments, and endeavor to also organise or assist in organisation of tournaments for schools and assist the CCA in such similar matters where required, generate funds, donations and subscriptions and utilise them in the manner as deemed expedient for achieving objectives and to maintain record of the same, acquire, lease, construct, develop and maintain stadium, playing grounds, ensure elimination of any and all forms of corruption in the cricket affairs amongst their members, match officials and players registered with the Club and to report any form of corruption or suspected corruption to the CCA and the Board immediately.
Through the guidelines set out in the Model Constitution for Cricket Clubs, the PCB hopes to put in place a strong foundation that would support the new domestic cricket structure across the country.
The BoG also approved the Club Affiliation and Operation Rules 2020 which provides that affiliate member, associate member and full member are the three categories under which Cricket Clubs will be recognised and affiliated by the City Cricket Association.
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