Senate Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination in is meeting on Wednesday deferred discussion on matters related to Pakistan Cricket Board due to absence of Chairman PCB and decided to take a comprehensive briefing by him regarding the shocking defeat of Pakistan on hands of Sri Lanka in the T20 series and why certain players who did not fulfill any criteria were all of a sudden made part of the team. The meeting has a scheduled briefing by Pakistan Cricket Board regarding the new domestic cricket structure and after little discussion it was also deferred till the next meeting with directions of including statistics of any and all players being unemployed due to the change in structure. The matters of quality broadcasting of local and international matches by PTV will also come under discussion in the next meeting among other related issues.
The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Senator Yaqoob Khan Nasir here at the Parliament House on Wednesday and was attended among others by Senators Abida Muhammad Azim, Azam Khan Swati, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, Faisal Javed, Mushahidullah Khan, Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Dr. Fehmida Mirza, Secretary Inter-Provincial Coordination Akhter Durrani, Director Domestic cricket PCB Haroon ur Rasheed, and officials from ministry and relevant government departments.
The Committee while discussing the calling attention notice regarding formation and functioning of a separate secretariat of CCI recommended to the federal government that there should be permanent secretariat of CCI working in consultation with the ministry to be able to have efficient coordination with the provinces. The Committee also called for empowering the ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination for the purpose.
The matters of problems faced in implementation of some of the devolved subjects by the provinces also came under discussion in the meeting. Secretary Inter-Provincial Coordination presented to the committee compliance report of the committee’s recommendations given in previous meeting.