Pakistan Cricket Board

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The Pakistan Cricket Board is a sporting organization that is responsible for governing all professional cricket including Test cricket and One Day International matches played in Pakistan. It controls and organizes all tours and matches undertaken by the Pakistan national cricket team.

Following the establishment of Pakistan as an independent state of the British Empire in 1947, professional and amateur cricket commenced the same year as the local infrastructure had already been established when the country was part of India. Even so, it was not until 1948 that a Board of Control was formally instituted and matches were arranged informally until then. Pakistan was admitted to the International Cricket Council in July 1952 and has always been a full member, playing Test cricket. The team's first Test series took place in India between October and December 1952.

Inaugural Board of Control

The Pakistan Cricket Board was inaugurated on 1 May 1948 as the "Cricket Control Board of Pakistan". and was soon renamed the Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan or B.C.C.P. The first meeting held in the committee rooms of Lahore Gymkhana saw HE The Nawab of Mamdot made President and Chairman, with Justice A.R.Cornelius as one of three vice-Presidents.The following year Cornelius became Chairman of the working committee, serving until he relinquished his connection with the Board in early 1953.

The working Chairman was always one of the 3...
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