I have checked financial irregularities in PCB: Butt

Updated: 10 September 2009 10:28 IST

PCB Chairman Ejaz Butt on Thursday averred that has has been successful in extirpating mass financial irregularities and mismanagement in the Board.

I have checked financial irregularities in PCB: Butt

Karachi:

PCB Chairman Ejaz Butt on Thursday averred that has has been successful in extirpating mass financial irregularities and mismanagement in the Board.

"When I took charge it was obvious that there was a culture of mismanagement and financial irregularities in the Board. Coaches who worked for three months were taking salaries throughout the year.

"A simple cook was being paid 40 to 50,000 rupees and about 10 people were employed in a department where there was need for only one," Butt told 'Express' newspaper.

The former Test player was though candid in admitting that he made wrong selections while picking up his team.

"I made some mistakes and wrong choices. But I have tried my best to clean up the Board. And the process is continuing.

In future I will ensure no one indulges in financial and administrative mismanagement in the Board," he said.

Butt, since taking over as Chairman, has come under fire for his handling of many issues prominently being sacking of Saleem Altaf and resignations Abdul Qadir and Aamer Sohail.

Butt maintained he brought in former players as he felt that since it was because of the players that the Board earned money they must be given more responsibilities.

"Unfortunately things didn't work out as I had thought.

Sohail had other ideas and agenda. Qadir resigned thinking we would fare badly in the T20 World Cup and I would be removed and he would return as a hero. But all this has hurt Pakistan cricket no doubt about that," Butt said.



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