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PCB sacked employee on suspicion of match fixing

cricket Updated: Feb 16, 2010 11:52 IST

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In a startling revelation, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ejaz Butt has told the country's Senate standing committee on sports that he had to sack a PCB employee on suspicion of match fixing.

Eye witnesses, who attended the long hearing in Islamabad confirmed, said Butt made the revelation on being asked
whether recommendations of the Justice Qayyum report on match fixing were being implemented by the Board.

"A senator was speaking on the fact that the board had not even implemented recommendations of the Justice Qayyum
report on match fixing properly when Butt made his startling disclosure," an eye-witness told PTI.

"Butt said that he got a report from the ICC anti-corruption unit head Sir Paul Condon which pointed out
the said person's involvement in match fixing," the eye witness said.

"Butt told the committee that after reading the report he had no option but to sack the person after a tour, he also
indicated that person was recalled from a tour."

After the hearing, as Butt was leaving the Senate building, he was asked by some reporters about his statement
and he remarked that he would make no more comments on it.

"Butt said he had told the Senate committee what he had to say and would not speak on the issue anymore," the
eye-witness said.

No official in the board was willing to comment on Butt's statement and would neither confirm any recent sacking of a
board employee.