PCB chief Ijaz Butt rejects call for resignation

March 10th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Mar.10 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board chairman, Ijaz Butt has rebuffed demands of stepping down from the post in the wake of Lahore terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team.
Pakistan cricket is facing a huge challenge and crisis. But I will stay on and try to improve things and put Pakistan cricket back on track, The Nation quoted Butt, as saying.
He said that the PCB would invite any foreign team to visit Pakistan only after getting firm assurance from the government on the security arrangements.
Many former Pakistan cricket players are infuriated by Butts comments.
They said that Butts statement indirectly is an admittance that there was security lapse which caused the attack.
“What does he mean by getting government assurances now? Does this mean the board didn”t get government assurances for the Sri Lankan tour earlier, a former player said. (ANI)

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