LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Sunday reiterated as per Article 12 of the PCB Constitution 2014 that the Board of Governors (BoG) will remain its supreme body while under Article 13, it had the powers to delegate its authority to the senior management for the day-to-day operational functioning of the organisation.
A local newspaper dated 31 March 2019, said it had shared an updated and revised Authority Matrix 2019 with the BoG last week for their feedback, comments and approval, as there had been structural and management changes since 2014 when the BoG had last approved the delegation of its authority.
The Authority Matrix 2014 had been attached as an annexure with routine amendments to the Authority Matrix 2019 for reference, background and better understanding of the BoG.
According to a press release issued by the board, the PCB has been operating under the Authority Matrix 2014.
The new proposed Authority Matrix 2019 sets out exercise of authority at various functional levels of PCB management. This was essential as, after the BoG had approved the creation of the new post of the Managing Director, the day-to-day operations had to be redefined and clarified.
This is in line with BoG’s desire to separate the chairman’s functions from those of the Managing Director (Chief Executive-designate), which were viewed as a conflict.
The essence and spirit of the proposed Authority Matrix 2019 are to run the business in line with transparent and good governance practices where the chairman oversees policy-making, and the Managing Director and other officers of the Board are responsible for the delivery of all policies.
The BoG’s powers are enshrined in the PCB constitution, which empowers the BoG to itself delegate its authority to any officer of the Board in accordance with Article 13 of the Constitution.
In fact, under the new proposed Authority Matrix 2019, some powers already given to the Chairman by the PCB constitution have been proposed to be distributed amongst other officers as a measure of good governance.
The Article 12 of the PCB Constitution 2014 deals with powers, duties and functions of the Board of Governors while Article 13 discusses its delegation of powers and functions.