PCB chief ready to resign if Zardari is not happy

Updated: 26 July 2009 09:44 IST

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ejaz Butt said he is ready to resign if President Asif Zardari is not happy with his performance, as media reports claim.

PCB chief ready to resign if Zardari is not happy

Karachi:

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ejaz Butt said he is ready to resign if President Asif Zardari is not happy with his performance, as media reports claim.

Before leaving for Dubai, Butt told a newspaper that he was doing his best to fulfill his duties as Chairman of the board and if Zardari was still not happy, he would not mind quitting.

"I am trying to bring about improvement in Pakistan cricket with honesty and dedication but if the President is not satisfied with my performance I will hand in my resignation and go home," Butt said.

"I have no concerns on this issue. I was given a responsibility and I am doing my best to discharge my duties," he added.

Butt left for Dubai to meet International Cricket Council chief David Morgan and also attend an ICC meeting next week.

The meeting with Morgan is expected to end Pakistan's resistance to the ICC moving its share of the 2011 World Cup matches to the other joint host countries - India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Pakistan had threatened to legally challenge the ICC decision to move the matches but insiders in the board have disclosed that the meeting with Morgan had been specifically scheduled to reach a compromise over the issue.

Butt, however denied that Pakistan had taken a decision not to pursue its legal action against the ICC.

Media reports have said that the English law firm hired by the PCB for the case had advised them to drop the idea of filing a legal case although Butt denied this.

He also denied that Pakistan had dropped the idea of pursuing its case with the disputes resolution tribunal of the ICC.

"We will decide on our future course of action after my meeting with Morgan. All this talk about we deciding to drop our legal challenge is premature," Butt said.

Butt, a former Test player, has been under fire recently for his administrative abilities and the resignation of former captain Aamer Sohail last week as Director of the National Cricket Academy has given credence to rumors that Butt does not get along with anyone in the board.

Media reports said President Zardari, who is chief patron of the board, is not happy with the performance of the board and he would soon review a full report on Butt's tenure.

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