Baig files privilege motion against PCB chief Ashraf

Published: Friday, June 8, 2007, 1:22 [IST]
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Lahore:Infighting in Pakistan cricket has resurfaced again with Senator Enver Baig, a member of Senates Standing Committee on Sports, filing a privilege motion against Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Nasim Ashraf for allegedly calling him a 'sick man'.

The one-upmanship between Senator and PCB chairman has reached a critical point, with both parties threatening to drag each other to the court of law.

Baig, who returned from India on Tuesday, filed a privelige motion against Dr Ashraf for allegedly calling him a 'sick man' at a press conference.

''Using such remarks against a member of the Senate is unfair,'' the Senator was quoted by The News, adding he has filed a privilege motion against Nasim Ashraf.

''I have asked the Senate Chairman to refer this case to the Senates Privileges Committee for necessary action,'' said Baig, who expects that the committee would summon Ashraf over the issue.

Baig said he is relishing a 'court battle' with Dr Ashraf, saying ''this is an opportunity to expose the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman in front of the whole nation.'' ''I want Nasim Ashraf to go to court, I am fully prepared to expose his incompetence and also the fact that he is the wrong man to run the PCB,'' the senator said.

Not perturbed, the PCB retaliated by announcing that it would also file a separate law suit against Baig for ''repeatedly defaming the office of the (PCB) chairman and maligning the Board as an organisation.'' Baig added that he had staged a token hunger strike against the false promises of the PCB chief for not implementing Boards new constitution.

''I being a member of the Senate Standing Committee on Sports had announced a token strike to protest against false promises made by Nasim Ashraf regarding the implementation of the PCB constitution which could not be done. This amounts to the incompetence of the chairman ad-hoc committee,'' Baig said.

However, Biag said he is yet to receive a court notice from either the PCB or its chairman.


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