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NA sports committee wants bailable warrant against PCB chief

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Islamabad, July 15 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt is headed for further trouble with the National Assembly's (NA) Standing Committee on Sports recommending issue of a bailable warrant against him.

The committee, which is headed byJamshad Desti, said that a bailable warrant should be issued against Butt for his 'intentional absence' from a committee meeting.

The meeting was called to discuss several issues of the board, including the controversial resignation of Abdul Qadir from the chief selector's post.

Despite being summoned by the committee, Butt sent the PCB's chief operating officer, Salim Altaf, to represent him at the meeting, The Daily Times reports.

Qadir, who was present at the meeting, told the committee that he had resigned from the post due to altercations with Butt, coach Intikhab Alam and team manager Yawar Saeed

"Intikhab and Yawar did not want to include fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar in the team, but I had no solid reason to drop him from the national squad because he was fit and producing an acceptable performance," Qadir said.

Qadir also blamed the PCB's top honchos of taking various important decisions and making changes in the national team without even consulting him.

"And, I refused to be a dummy chief selector. 'Petty politics' in the PCB is ruining the game," he said.

Dissatisfied by the board's working, the committee announced a four-member sub-committee to look into PCB affairs. (ANI)

Story first published: Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 17:13 [IST]
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