ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced result of the scrutiny of clubs for Rawalpindi declaring 51 clubs as active, as these clubs would be entitled to exercise their voting rights in the forthcoming elections for the office-bearers of Rawalpindi District Cricket Association (RDCA).

The elections for the RDCA have long been due but because of litigation by Ashraf Qureshi group at the preliminary stage of scrutiny, the process got considerable delay. However, the result of the scrutiny for clubs in Rawalpindi was announced by chairman scrutiny committee Jalil Khan. It was only possible when Additional District Judge Rawalpndi Mukhtar Ahmed Gondal dismissed an appeal filed by former RDCA president Ashraf Qureshi on September 27, 2013.  Overwhelming majority of administrators/organisers of cricket clubs lauded the PCB scrutiny committee’s efforts for carrying out the scrutiny of clubs on merit and in a transparent way.

All the clubs, with doubtful credentials or having not fulfilled the criteria for active clubs, were dropped from the list of active clubs through a well-conceived method and scrutiny rules.

The active clubs with voting rights are Abbasi, AKS County, Al-Fatah, Allahabad, Al-Noor, Bajwa, Basit Gymkhana, Ch Sports, City, County, Decent, Dhamyal Friends, Dhok Chaudhrian, Diamond, Eleven Star, Falcon, Friends, Galaxy, Gold Star, Green Land, Gul, Haidery, Imran, Khan Riaz, Kiwi Boys, Liaquat, Malik Gymkhana, Medicos, MJM, Muslim, New Pindi Gymkhana, Pak Shine, Pak Sports, Pothohar, Rainbow, Raja Eleven, Satellite, Shaheen, Siddique Akbar Memorial, Sports Way, The Cricketers, United Youth Wah, Victory, Waris, West Indies, Zahir Shah, Friends Gymkhana, New Friends Eleven, Ansari Group, Criket Promoters Club.

In addition to that, 20 other clubs who applied for scrutiny were declared inactive and bogus by the PCB. However, the board has given seven days to aggrieved clubs to file their appeals with the PCB election commissioner. They are also required to deposit Rs 5,000 through bank draft in favour of the PCB along with their appeals.