PCB boss Butt appoints controversial 'close friend' Yawar Saeed as team manager

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Lahore, Mar.19 (ANI): Notwithstanding previous controversies, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt has appointed his 'close friend' Yawar Saeed as the manager of the national squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Championship, which would be held in the Caribbean from April 30 to May 16.

Announcing an eight-man support staff that would accompany the team during the tournament, Butt named Shafqat Rana as Saeed's deputy, The Daily Times reports.

Saeed, 75, was in the limelight when former captain Younis Khan had complained against him for creating camps in the team and rifts among players during the ICC champions Trophy last year.

Saeed was also in the six-member inquiry committee that axed Younis from all formats of the game for an indefinite period and recommended heavy fines and punishments to six other senior Pakistan players, including the incumbent captain Mohammed Yousuf.

Pak team's support staff for ICC T20 World Cup:

Yawar Saeed (manager), Shafqat Rana (associate manager), Waqar Younis (coach), Ijaz Ahmed (assistant coach), Faisal Hayat (physiotherapist), David Dwyer (trainer), Mohammad Talha Butt (analyst) and Khawaja Najam (security manager). (ANI)

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