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I won't step down: PCB Chairman

cricket Updated: Feb 04, 2010 10:58 IST

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Undeterred by scathing criticism at a hearing of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Sports, PCB Chairman Ejaz Butt has refused to step down.

Butt was grilled at the hearing, where PCB Governing Council members accused him of ignoring senior officials while taking key decisions.

The hearing was attended by PCB COO Wasim Bari, Director General (Cricket) Javed Miandad and council members Shakil Sheikh and Dr Muhammad Ali Shah.

Miandad, Sheikh and Shah said at the hearing that Butt took decisions without consulting the governing council citing the example of a 100 million rupees development project at the National stadium in Karachi which they said was not approved by the council.

However, Butt who was told directly by the NA committee Chairman Jamshed Dasti to resign and spare Pakistan cricket, said he would not resign.

"Some people are trying to pressurise and blackmail me but why should resign, I have done nothing wrong. All these allegations they are making against me let them prove it and I will resign.

"Only the chief patron who has appointed me can ask me to resign and the day he does that I will take less than five minutes to step down," he said.

Attacking govening council members, Butt said if they were not satisfied with his style of functioning they should leave their jobs.