Butt should retire now: Dasti

Updated: 31 July 2009 07:37 IST

Ejaz Butt was asked to retire by Parliamentary Committee chairman Jamshed Khan Dasti during a hearing on cricket affairs at the Parliament house.

Butt should retire now: Dasti

Karachi:

Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ejaz Butt was asked to retire by Parliamentary Committee chairman Jamshed Khan Dasti during a hearing on cricket affairs at the Parliament house.

In an interesting exchange of words between Butt and the Chairman of the parliamentary committee, Jamshed Khan Dasti, the former was reminded that even for government servants the retirement age was 60 years.

"Butt sahib even government employees retire at 60. How old are you," Dasti asked Butt.

"I am 70," replied Butt at the hearing on cricket affairs at the parliament house.

"I think enough is enough. You have done 10-years overtime. You should now retire," Dasti responded to the PCB chief's remarks who retorted: "Yes but even at this age the national team won the T20 World Cup recently under my chairmanship."

Dasti replied that for this achievement the committee had already congratulated him.

"But then tell us what happened in Sri Lanka to the team's performance where our players could not even manage 70 runs, as Chairman of the board are you not responsible?" Dasti asked Butt.

The exchange gathered momentum when Butt was asked about the reported groupism in the team to which he responded that 90 per cent of this was mere speculation and engineered by the media.

This led to an uproar from the media representatives allowed into the hearing as they insisted they were not speculating but only reporting facts.

Dasti had to step in to diffuse the situation at which point former chief selector, Abdul Qadir also joined in the discussion complaining about Butt's attitude and the board's performance.

After Butt refused to respond to Qadir's allegations in public, the Parliamentary committee then announced the formation of a sub-committee which would hold in-camera hearings and the PCB chief was told to ensure he appeared before the sub-committee to respond to all questions.

Sports minister Pir Aftab Shah Jillani also informed the committee that he would submit the audit report of the PCB accounts on August 11 and give a briefing to the members in an in-camera session.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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