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Butt not retained, banker Ashraf is new PCB chief

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

cricket Updated: Oct 11, 2011 20:17 IST

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.