Jillani's letter to Zardari lambasts PCB
Pakistan sports minister Pir Aftab Shah Jillani has written to President Asif Zardari, blaming the PCB for the 2011 World Cup matches being shifted out of the country.world Updated: May 30, 2009 14:54 IST
Pakistan sports minister Pir Aftab Shah Jillani has written to President Asif Zardari, blaming the PCB for the 2011 World Cup matches being shifted out of the country.
'The Dawn' newspaper reported that Jillani has sent a six page letter to Zardari, who is also the chief patron of the Pakistan Cricket Board.
According to the report, Jillani has described the PCB Chairman Ejaz Butt and his team as incompetent and incapable of running cricket affairs.
The newspaper reported that some governing council members were also unhappy with Butt for constantly bypassing them in taking important decisions and acting in violation of the board constitution.
It cited the example of how Butt had appointed one of his relatives, Mohammad Naeem, as chief financial advisor.
"The (governing) council had decided that Naeem would work until March 31st, 2009 as financial advisor. But Butt retained him and made him a member of the organizing committee that held the Pakistan and Australia one-day series in Dubai and Abu Dhabi costing the Board around USD 10-15000 in daily allowances paid to Naeem," the report said.
The report quoted atleast four governing council members complaining about Butt's unconstitutional acts without naming them.
First Published: May 30, 2009 14:41 IST