Pakistan cricket board adviser quits

June 14th, 2008 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Javed Zaman, adviser to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on cricket at grassroots, has quit, citing personal reasons, though board sources hinted that he has resigned when he came to know of the board’s decision to terminate his services because of his proximity to the sacked director of special projects Salim Altaf. Javed, who had been associated with the PCB for three decades in various capacities, told Pakistan daily Dawn that he had resigned because of family commitments.

Munawwar Ahmed Rana will look after the work of Javed.

Salim and two others were sacked Thursday on suspicion of leaking an e-mail by PCB chairman Naseem Ashraff to the Pakistan team management after the team’s 140-run defeat against India in the tri-series in Bangladesh.

Ashraff has in the mail reportedly questioned the team management on various issues and decisions that did not go well in the light of the defeat.

Javed, however, questioned the tapping of Salim’s phone on moral grounds.

“It was ethically and legally wrong. No law anywhere in the world allows recording of private conversion of any person and it is a spiteful act,” he said.

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