"Priceless" Miandad denies being paid one million salary by PCB

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Lahore, Jan.24 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Director General Javed Miandad has rebuffed PCB chairman Ijaz Butt's claim that he is being paid a hefty salary of one million rupees from the board.

Miandad strongly objected to Butt's remarks about his salary, in which he had said that the former captain was being paid 7.5 lacs, and if his other expenditures were to be included, he was costing the board almost 10,00,000 rupees.

"The chairman should not disclose even my original salary under any code of ethics. But to set the record straight I want to say I am getting a net salary of 5,70,000 rupees after tax deduction," an angry Miandad said.

"Prove me wrong if I have drawn one million rupees in any of the previous months with the PCB as DG," The Dawn quoted Miandad, as saying.

Miandad said he had served the country with full dedication and never hesitated in taking up responsibilities from the PCB.

"What we have given to this country makes us worthy of it all and we are 'priceless'. And if I do not have proper assignment at hand, it is because of the chairman. Give me one example where I refused any assignment from the Board," he added.

Miandad said Butt was no body to raise questions on his commitment, as he was directly appointed by the patron of the board, President Asif Ali Zardari.

"And if the PCB chairman is not giving me any respect, he is in fact not giving respect to the Patron," Miandad said. (ANI)

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