Embattled Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ejaz Butt faces a challenging next few days as the Sports Ministry may clip his powers for acting "unilaterally" on certain issues.
In the next few days, Butt has to take tough decisions and appoint a captain or captains for the Pakistan Test, ODI and Twenty20 teams.
He also faces the task of implementing some strong recommendations of the inquiry committee that was set up to probe the poor performance of the national team in Australia.
On another front, his cold relations with the government controlled sports ministry and the National Assembly standing committee on sports continues and tomorrow he again faces the prospect of a grilling from the parliamentary committee on important cricket issues.
The committee headed by Jamshed Dasti has summoned Butt and other officials to explain cricket issues including recent statements on the match-fixing issue and the fact that senior players like Muhammad Yousuf and Shoaib Malik openly gave statements against each other in public after returning from Australia.