ISLAMABAD – Taking legal action against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) might not be an easier task from now on as already four persons facing Rs 1 million fine each for challenging the body’s new constitution.
According to the details gathered by PakistanTribe‘s court correspondent the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued contempt of court notices to four petitioners who challenged the legality of the PCB’s constitution.
The one member bench of IHC headed by Justice Athar Minallah termed the petitions as ‘frivolous’ and imposed a fine of Rs 1 million each. The petitions were filed by the Major (rtd.) Ahmed Nadeem Sadal (Islamabad), Amir Nawab (Abbotabad), Mir Haider Ali Khan (Hyderabad) and Mohammad Rafiq Bogiou (Larkana) former and sitting members of regional PCB’s cricket boards.
IHC had directed the four petitioners to submit the fine amount with the PCB through a deputy registrar of the IHC.
PCB through its legal counsel in a contempt of court petition adopted before the court that despite court orders the respondents did not deposit the fine amount till this time. The PCB requested the court to initiate contempt of court proceedings against them.
IHC bench while issuing notices to the respondents put off hearing till December 5.