Pakistan’s Ijaz Butt passes away

File photo of Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt. File

File picture of Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt. File
| Photograph Credit score: REUTERS

The Pakistan Cricket Board has condoled the dying of Ijaz Butt, an ex-Take a look at cricketer who additionally headed the PCB between 2008-11.

Butt was 85 and died on Wednesday.

Earlier than turning into administration, Butt, who was born in Sialkot in 1938, performed eight Checks for Pakistan as a wicketkeeper batter between 1959 and 1962.

He made 279 runs from eight matches with a fifty to his identify.

Mourning the dying of Butt, PCB Administration Committee chairperson Zaka Ashraf mentioned: “On behalf of the PCB, I wish to specific my deepest condolences on the unhappy demise of Mr Ijaz Butt.”

“I had the privilege of understanding him personally and I’ve nothing however utmost respect for Mr Butt.”

“I supply my deepest condolences to Ijaz Butt’s household and buddies, and guarantee them that he’ll all the time be remembered for the contributions he made to Pakistan cricket.” By the way, it was Ashraf who changed Butt as PCB chief in 2011.

Throughout his eventful tenure, Butt oversaw some momentous events in Pakistan cricket. He was appointed as PCB head in 2008 by then Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari.

The spot-fixing scandal erupted throughout Butt’s tenure that noticed three Pakistan gamers — Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir — getting banned.

Nevertheless, Pakistan profitable the 2009 T20 World Cup, which was held in England, was a glittering second throughout Butt’s reign.

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