The Pakistan Cricket Board are set for a collision course with their Indian counterparts on the controversial Decision Review System during the International Cricket Council’s annual conference in Hong Kong.
PCB officials are prepared to raise objections on a number of proposed constitutional amendments relating to the ICC set-up.
The ICC Cricket Committee’s recommendation of employing DRS in all formats especially in all Test matches will be one of the main issues of discussion on the agenda in the upcoming meetings.
And the PCB have put their foot down and will be supporting the DRS’ implementation in all Tests.
“We have always supported the use of DRS,” Ijaz Butt told The Express Tribune before leaving for Hong Kong yesterday. “India may be against it but we have our own stance on it. We believe the latest technology is good for the game.” he said.
The BCCI on their part have always opposed the use of DRS and PCB’s stance could further sour relations between the two boards.
The ICC’s Full Council will consider a constitutional change in the process of nominating the ICC president under the new proposal, which suggests that the executive board should decide the process and term of office.
If endorsed, the proposal will remove the current rotational system of nomination and the fixed term of appointment. Pakistan, which is the next candidate with Bangladesh for presidency and vice-presidency, will oppose the change. “Presidency is the right of every Full Member board,” said a top PCB official.
“We have reservations regarding this proposed change which we will convey in the meetings,” he added.