12 Oct 2011

Butt not retained as chair of Pakistan Cricket Board

7:25 am on 12 October 2011

The Pakistani government has not retained Ijaz Butt as chairman of the national Cricket Board and has appointed Zaka Ashraf to replace him.

Ashraf, a senior banker, immediately takes over as chairman, replacing Butt who completed his three-year tenure this month.

Butt's tenure, which began in 2008, was plagued by controversy including last year's spot-fixing scandal in England which led to bans on players Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir, and he was also in charge of the board when the Sri Lanka team were attacked in Lahore in 2009.