Islamabad, July 1 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairperson Ijaz Butt is under attack from all spheres.
After the sports minister Pir Aftab Jilani held the PCB's top brass responsible for losing the hosting rights of 2011 World Cup, former Test cricketer Sarfaraz Nawaz has now criticized Butt and his close aides for the persistent mismanagement in the board.
Nawaz said Butt and his associates were trying to cash on Pakistan's World T20 win for their own benefit.
"Ijaz Butt and his cronies are trying to misuse the Twenty20 World Cup victory to save their seats. There is no role of Ijaz and his management in the victory of the national team but they are trying to take credit," The Daily Times quoted Nawaz, as saying.
Nawaz also lashed out at coach Intikhab Alam and manager Yawar Saeed, and said both of them are involved in 'dirty politics' in the team.
He claimed that captain Younis Khan has problems with the coach and asked for a change.
"As far as I know, Younis has asked for a change of coach and his demand should be accepted now especially when he has proved his leadership abilities by gifting the nation the World Cup," he said.
Nawaz was particularly furious over the PCB's failure to save 2011 World Cup matches from being shifted out from Pakistan.
"The PCB could not save the World Cup 2011 matches and presently it has no support in international cricket community. Even countries like Bangladesh and India, which were our allies in the past, have deceived us. What else the present management wants to give to Pakistan cricket," he said.
Nawaz urged the government to replace the PCB's top management with 'young and energetic' professionals. (ANI)