Akram told to leave, confirms PCB official

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Lahore, Oct 19 (UNI) With the Pakistan Cricket Board on process of change, director of Human Resources Nadeem Akram is the recent one to get the marching orders.

''Director Human Resources Akram had been given one month's pay and told to leave,'' Board officials confirmed.

It was the former chairman Nasim Ashraf, who brought Akram into the PCB. Akram was, however, considered as one of the most influential officials in the previous set-up.

The senior official's sacking came a day after Pakistan team manager, Talat Ali and selector Shafqat Rana resigned. However, new appointments were announced almost immediately by the new chairman Ijaz Butt.

''The new chairman is also holding an internal inquiry into the performance of some senior officials including Chief Operating Officer Shafqat Naghmi and director cricket operations Zakir Khan,'' sources said.

Another souce informed, ''A decision on whether to retain them or not would be taken after the inquiry is completed.'' It has been known that Naghmi, who is a close aide of the former chairman Ashraf, is also expected to get the sack orders as Butt is considering former Test players Majid Khan, Wasim Bari, Aamer Sohail and Saleem Altaf to offer the giving key positions in the Board.

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