Ijaz Butt turns down seeking tenure extension

PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt on Thursday refused that he wrote President Zardari for extension of his period but rejected to expose facts of the discussion with him. Butt’s term as PCB chairman is planned to end on October 8 depending on the notice released by the govt at the period of his appointment to the post 3 yrs back.But, there’re reports that Butt has sought a 6 month extension from Zardari.

However, Ijaz Butt rejected any such move.The President hired me as chairman of the board and reposed belief in me. He’s always backed and supported me. He’s the boss and I don’t wish to remark on matters that are secret,” Ijaz Butt says.”I haven’t written to the President requesting for an extension, it’s not correct.”I took this spot because I’m excited about Pakistan cricket. But I don’t wish to talk about an issue on which sooner or later a final choice will be taken,” Butt says.

The press is going abuzz with the stories that Ijaz Butt might not get an extension and President Zardari will go for a change. Presidential spokesperson Farhatullah Babar also established that no judgement has been taken on the matter yet.

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