Salman Butt, Pakistan Team
Salman Butt (Credits: Twitter)

Tainted former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has reportedly received a job offer from the Afghanistan Cricket Board after being removed from Pakistan Cricket Board’s selection panel.

Last Friday (December 1), Salman Butt, along with former cricketers Kamran Akmal and Iftikhar Anjum, was appointed as a consultant member to the chief selector ‘with immediate effect.’ The trio was given the responsibility to advise Chief Selector Wahab Riaz in selecting Pakistan’s team for the five-match series against New Zealand.

However, just a day after the appointment, Salman Butt was removed from the panel as the PCB faced heavy criticism for roping in the tainted cricketer. The former left-handed batsman was involved in the infamous 2010 spot-fixing scandal. He served jail and was also banned for 10 years by the ICC for his involvement in one of the biggest scandals in the game.

Salman Butt receives an offer from ACB:

While the PCB has decided not to be associated with Salman Butt, the ACB has offered him a job. According to Pakistani news outlet Hum News, the former batsman has been contacted by the ACB and is offered the job of Batting Consultant for the upcoming series against India. Afghanistan are scheduled to visit India for a three-match T20I series next month.

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Before being banned, Salman Butt represented Pakistan in 33 Tests, 78 ODIs and 24 T20Is. He scored over 4000 runs with the help of 11 centuries and 27 half-centuries in international cricket. After serving his ban, the former Pakistan opener plied his trade as a batsman in Pakistan’s domestic cricket as well as the Pakistan Super League.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan would be looking to perform well in the upcoming series against India after their impressive run in the World Cup. Afghanistan stunned one and all with their brilliant run in the competition. They finished at the sixth spot in the points table ahead of the likes of England, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. They defeated England, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Netherlands in the tournament.

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