NA sports committee asks PCB chief to 'set house in order' or stepdown

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Islamabad, July 31 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt has been asked to 'set his house in order' or step down by the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Sports

Dissatisfied by the team's lackluster performance in the ongoing Sri Lanka series, Commission chairman Jamshed Dasti asked Butt to step down if he is unable to manage things in the board.

"You can step down if you can't run your affairs properly," Dasti said.

The Committee members asked PCB officials to consider replacement of board's present set-up if it was necessary.

They also called for laying down an age limit for the post of PCB chairman, The Daily Times reports.

Responding to a question, Butt admitted that some bookies had arrived in Sri Lanka during the ongoing series, but made it clear that none of the players or any member of the team management were approached by the bookies.

The committee also withdrew its warrant against Butt which it had issued earlier after the chairman had failed to appear in personally in the previous meeting.

Taking the human trafficking allegations levied against the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) seriously, the Committee constituted a five-member sub-committee to investigate the issue.

It may be recalled that former goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmad had alleged that PHF general secretary Asif Bajwa was involved in human trafficking.

Ahmad had said that Bajwa was using his office to 'oblige his near and dear ones'. (ANI)

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