Zardari appoints Ejaz Butt new PCB chief

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Lahore, Oct 7 (UNI) Ending weeks of suspense that gripped cricket in the country since the resignation of former board chairman Nasim Ashraf, Former Test cricketer Ejaz Butt has been named as the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

According to a sports ministry notification issued today, President Asif Ali Zardari - PCB's chief patron - has chosen Butt as the new PCB chief.

The 73-year-old Butt, had played eight Tests for Pakistan and has since then occupied several key positions in the national cricket set-up.

Butt had served PCB as the secretary at the time when it was known as the Board for Control of Cricket in Pakistan (BCCP).

He also served as chairman of the selection committee and was a member of the governing board during Ashraf's tenure.

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