Butt asked to form a new set up or else quit

Published: Monday, October 4, 2010, 12:24 [IST]
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Butt asked to form a new team

Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) Chief Ijaz Butt has been summoned by higher authorities to appoint new officials in the Board in order to extend his term as PCB Chief which expires later this month or else forget about extension.

According to sources in the Pakistan government, Butt, who is currently in London, has been given until October 10 to take a decision on forming a new set up of administrators and cricket technocrats in the board.

"Butt has been told he can continue till the World Cup but only with a new team and the present set of officials should be changed," one source said.

"The orders have come from the top including the President who is also chief patron of the board and the Prime Minister," the source stated.

Another source said that former captain Javed Miandad was expected to get more authority in the new set-up.

“Until now Ijaz has kept Miandad sidelined by making him director cricket, but virtually giving him no authority or say in cricket matters at all," the source said.

“But the higher authorities now want Ijaz to bring about changes and try to put Pakistan cricket back on the right track," he added.

Butt was appointed as PCB chief by Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, who is the patron of the PCB, in October 2008.


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