Ijaz Butt

  • PCB distances itself from Ijaz Butt's 'sons of pigs' remark February 18, 2014

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) moved quickly on Tuesday to distance itself from a "sons of pigs" reference to India, England and Australia made by former chairman Ijaz Butt. Butt, head of the PCB between 200811, made the comment as he came out of the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore after a...
  • Butt wants Shahid Afridi to concentrate on cricket April 14, 2013

    Islamabad: Former chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board Ijaz Butt has advised Shahid Afridi to concentrate on improving his batting and bowling skills to keep his place in the national side instead of criticising him publicly. Last week Afridi said during Butt's tenure Pakistan was hit by matchfixing scandals and that he...
  • Afridi hits out at Butt for suggesting rift in team April 12, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi has lambasted former Cricket Board Chairman Ijaz Butt for suggesting that Muhammad Hafeez and head coach Dav Whatmore had formed a nexus against Test and oneday captain MisbahulHaq in the national team. "I think everyone knows the scandals that came about when Butt was heading...
  • Misbah, Hafeez deny reports of rift between them April 10, 2013

    Lahore: Pakistan Test and ODI skipper MisbahulHaq and Twenty20 captain Mohammed Hafeez on Wednesday denied reports of rifts between them and said that such rumours are taking a toll on the team's performance. Following the team's poor performance in South Africa, which the media attributed to the differences between Misbah and...
  • Butt asks PCB to investigate fixing claims November 13, 2012

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has preferred to remain noncommittal on the allegation that the 2011 World Cup semifinal between India and Pakistan was fixed, but former PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt kicked off a debate after he asserted the board to investigate the claims. Butt's assertion that the present PCB...
  • 'India must compensate PCB for cancelled tour' July 24, 2012

    Lahore: The former Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Ijaz Butt has welcomed the planned revival of bilateral ties with India but insisted that Pakistan must ask the the BCCI to compensate it financially for the cancelled series of 2009. "It is a good thing that finally the Board of Control...
  • Shahid Afridi to review ODI career June 20, 2012

    Karachi: Dashing allrounder Shahid Afridi on Wednesday promised to review his oneday future after series loss to Sri Lanka, saying youngsters needed to be inducted with the 2015 World Cup in mind. Afridi, 32, managed just 28 runs in four innings and his three wickets were taken at an expensive average...
  • Ijaz Butt questions Pakistan selection policy June 3, 2012

    Lahore: Former PCB chairman Ijaz Butt on Sunday came down heavily on the Pakistan cricket team that suffered a 37run defeat in the first Twenty20 against Sri Lanka, saying the selectors made a wrong decision by naming Mohammad Hafeez as the captain of the side in place of MisbahulHaq. "Wrong [selection...
  • Afridi, Malik back among PCB contracted players May 26, 2012

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday awarded former captains Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik central contracts, which saw players given a 25per cent hike in their monthly salaries. Afridi's contract was suspended after he fell out with the former PCB chairman Ijaz Butt, who replaced him as oneday...
  • 'Pak players assured to play in next IPL' May 26, 2012

    Lahore: Stating that he had a fruitful discussion with the Indian Premier League chief Rajiv Shukla, former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt said that he has been assured that the Pakistani players' would be allowed to take part in the next edition of the IPL. According to a report...
  • 'Ashraf's statement will hurt IndoPak cricket' March 24, 2012

    Lahore: Former PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt believes that the statement made by his successor Zaka Ashraf on the Indian team management has dented the prospects of an early resumption of bilateral ties between the two nations. Ashraf had surprised everyone in a statement in Dubai by saying that perhaps India were...
  • Team's show has vindicated my decisions: Butt January 21, 2012

    Lahore: Much criticised former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ijaz Butt has insisted that the present performance of the national team has vindicated the decisions taken by the board during his tenure. "Pakistan has achieved the unthinkable by upsetting England in the first Test. Whatever we did to revive...