PCB below fireplace for appointing ‘tainted’ Salman Butt as nationwide selector


“I’m afraid that such a apply would go away a nasty picture on the nation’s cricket,” says Sarfraz Nawaz

Salman Butt is given a police escort, London, March 17, 2011. —AFP
  • Sarfraz Nawaz says transfer may have far-reaching influence.
  • Says PCB making no distinction in clear and tainted gamers.
  • Asks Mohammad Hafeez to resign from his crew director pots.

ISLAMABAD: The appointment of Salman Butt — who was convicted and banned for spot-fixing in 2010 — as a member of the lads’s nationwide choice committee has triggered an issue leaving former cricketers shocked by the event, in keeping with a The Information report printed Saturday.

In a shock transfer, the Pakistan cricket board (PCB) on Friday introduced that former worldwide cricketers Kamran Akmal, Rao Iftikhar Anjum and Salman Butt have been employed as “consultants” to chief selector Wahab Riaz.

Expressing his utter shock, the Melbourne hero Sarfraz Nawaz mentioned that such appointments would take nationwide cricket again to these eras when match-fixing was rampant.

The previous Check quick bowler mentioned he couldn’t imagine his eyes when he learn the handout issued by the PCB.

“All my life I’ve been preventing in opposition to this menace and needed to shift to England below rising life threats from the mafia. Once I got here to know that the PCB is making no distinction in clear and tainted gamers, I used to be shocked.”

Sarfraz mentioned that these tainted gamers have bought the nation’s picture and performed with Pakistan’s status.

“Why have been these even thought of for any publish below the current regime? I’m critically considering of writing a letter to PCB Administration Committee chairman Zaka Ashraf highlighting the problem which can deliver a nasty identify to Pakistan cricket,” Nawaz lamented.

“This isn’t an strange choice however one that may have far-reaching implications. It’s one thing critical. Search for what these tainted cricketers are there to assist the chief selector in choosing the gifted gamers for future worldwide commitments. I’m afraid that such a apply would go away a nasty picture on the nation’s cricket. That ought to not have occurred. It is extremely unlucky that tainted gamers have been included on the panel. It is usually in opposition to the NA/Senate Committees findings and suggestions.”

He acknowledged that there are quite a few clear gamers round with the likes of Shoaib Mohammad, Mohammad Sami and plenty of others who might have made an actual distinction if added to the choice panel.

Sarfraz additionally suggested Mohammad Hafeez to resign instantly from the publish of director teaching as he was on file to have mentioned that he would by no means work within the firm of tainted gamers in any board set-up.

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