Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Butt | Known for his U-TURNS

Ijaz Butt is known for his U-Turns all through his tenure as a PCB chariman.
Ijaz Butt has been a bumbling chairman of Pakistan since his appointment at the seat. Although, during his tenure Pakistan have a very good record of ICC tournaments, winning ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2009, playing semis of ICC Champions Trophy 2009 and ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2010. But, he has damaged the cricket in Pakistan, blunderingly. After his appointment, Pakistan have changed 4 captains, but he was unsatisfied with every leader, he appointed. He took U-turns in following stages of his tenure.

  • Ijaz Butt has not only differences with Younis Khan, a senior player of Pakistan Cricket Team but he also had differences with PCB top officals. Javed Miandad and Wasim Bari were the two to whom Ijaz Butt had differences. But, At the end of the day, It all finished so quietly that no on know what happened?
  • Pakistan toured Australia to play a series of 3 Tests, 5ODIs and a Twenty20 in early 2010, but, they returned empty-handed. After this winless tour of Australia, PCB set up an inquiry committee to inquire the winless tour of Australia. Later, PCB's committee recommended heavy punishments for players. PCB, acting on recommendations of committee, banned two players for life and two for 1-year and others were fined heavily. Ijaz Butt issued a statement that none of the punished players would be forgiven, but later, they were all forgiven except Younis Khan. All the players later played the series in England except Rana Naved-ul-Hasan and Younis Khan
  • In the recent One-Day series against England, Pakistan cricket was already in a turmoil, after allegations by News of the World during 4th Test and The Sun after 3rd ODI, when, Ijaz Butt alleged Enligsh players of match-fixing. Butt termed these allegations as a conspiracy to defraud Pakistan Cricket. ECB & English players took strong notice of it and demanded an apology from Ijaz Butt, but, he refused to do so. Later, on his tour of England, he met with ECB officals and ICC, and apologized for his uncareful statement stating that he has no 'proofs'  of English players involved in match-fixing. Sorry! I was not in conscious :-)

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