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Butt not retained, banker Ashraf is new PCB chief

cricket Updated: Oct 11, 2011 20:17 IST

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The Pakistani government has not retained Ijaz Butt as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and has appointed Zaka Ashraf to replace him.

Ashraf, a senior banker, will take over as PCB chairman with immediate effect, replacing Butt who completed his three-year tenure on October 8, Pakistan's Presidency said.

Cricket is a passion in Pakistan with millions of people scrutinising the board's every move and the national team's performances.

The team have been affected by a number of recent controversies including allegations of spot-fixing, disagreements over selection and player unrest.

Butt returned home on Monday from Dubai after attending the executive board meeting of the International Cricket Council.