New Delhi:Underfire Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ejaz Butt suffered yet another setback with long serving marketing manager Khurrum Malik submitting his resignation, citing dissatisfaction with the functioning of the Board.
After the resignations of Chief Selector Abdul Qadir and Aamer Sohail, sources in the Board said that Malik had also submitted his resignation with a 30-day notice, saying he was not happy with the working of the PCB under Butt.
"Since taking over as Chairman last October, Butt has had problems with former Test captain Javed Miandad, Abdul Qadir, Aamer Sohail and now even Malik," the source said.
The development came on the same day that the Chairman of the national assembly standing committee on sports, Jamshed Khan Dasti urged the President and Prime Minister to sack Butt as he had failed to move cricket in the right direction.
Sources said the situation had become so bad in the Board that Butt was only depending on the director of human resources Wasim Bari and his relative Mohammad Naeem, who is a financial advisor to the Board.
"No file is moving at all. All things are marked to Bari and Naeem. No other official is being consulted at all," one source said.
The source disclosed that recently even Saleem Altaf, the chief operating officer of the board had a argument with Butt over the way things were functioning in the Board.
The domestic cricket committee is waiting for the Chairman to approve the domestic program and schedule for the coming season but this has also been held up, the source said.
"The sad part is that there were so many high hopes from this set-up that involved so many former players. But unfortunately it has all gone down the drain since the Chairman is not willing to trust anyone at all," the source stated.