The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) finds itself in hot water after an alleged oversight in appointing Mohammad Hafeez as the national team’s director without proper authorization. The Inter-Provincial Relations Committee’s directives were reportedly ignored, highlighting a breach of protocol in significant appointments.
The controversy surrounding Hafeez’s appointment has escalated, casting doubt on its legitimacy due to the absence of a proper assessment process. The decision, reportedly influenced by Zaka Ashraf, is now labeled as illegal.
In an unconventional move, the PCB has responded by advertising the director’s position, previously assumed by Hafeez. This step is seen as an attempt to rectify the perceived regulatory breach. The PCB’s Human Resources department has issued a formal advertisement, in compliance with PCB regulations governing appointments exceeding one lakh rupees in salary.
The advertisement has a deadline of December 15th for interested candidates to submit their documents for the team director’s role. Notably, Hafeez’s appointment lacked the standard procedure of an interview, and there was no initial advertisement for the position.