Pak cricket team manager to quit after Champions Trophy

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Karachi, Sep.17 (ANI): Controversial Pakistan cricket team manager, Yawar Saeed, has said that he would quit from his post after the ICC Champions Trophy.

Interacting with media persons before leaving for South Africa, Saeed said he has already informed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ijaz Butt about his decision.

"I wanted to step down after we returned from the tour of Sri Lanka. But the chairman asked me to continue for the Champions Trophy. Since the Champions Trophy is a big event and there is lot of work involved in it for the manager specially while dealing with the media, I accepted this last assignment as manager," Saeed said.

The 74 year old cricket official said that he wanted to devote more time to his family and his business and that is why he has decided to step down.

"I have managed the national team on several tours many of them very successful ones. So there is really no real desire left to be manager anymore. But I am always willing to serve Pakistan cricket in any other capacity," The Dawn quoted Saeed, as saying.

He also refused reports regarding altercations between him and the board or the players.

'There are absolutely no problems between me and the board or with the players. I have managed some of the top players and they have always been respectful towards me. It has been a rewarding experience," Saeed added.

Saeed has been facing criticism for his way of working and his old age. He came under attack especially after the way he handled the controversy regarding the reports about the presence of Indian bookies inside the hotel where the Pakistani team was staying during the recent Sri Lanka series. (ANI)

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