This Pakistan Player Executed Salman Butt's Ouster As Selection Consultant- Reports

Updated - 03 Dec 2023, 12:10 PM

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Salman Butt (Credits: Twitter)

After Pakistan’s poor show in the recent ICC World Cup 2023, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made many changes in the coaching staff. Earlier, Salman Butt was picked as one of the consultant members of the new committee. However, a former Pakistan player played a key role in Salman Butt’s removal from the post.

PCB has appointed Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal as the new bowling coaches for the team. Mohammad Hafeez has been named as the new director of Pakistan cricket. Adam Hollioake is the new batting coach of Pakistan. Grant Bradburn, who was picked as coach of the World Cup, has been retained. Wahan Riaz is the chief selector for the team.

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Mohammad Hafeez Executed Salman Butt’s Ouster From Selection Committee

According to reports from Cricketpakistan.com, Pakistan’s new Team Director Mohammad Hafeez executed Salman Butt’s removal from selection consultant. Earlier, PCB had appointed Kamran Akmal, Iftikhar Anjum, and Salman Butt as their consultants. However later, they fired Butt from the role.

Reports suggest that Mohammad Hafeez contacted PCB officials from Australia to share his opinions against Salman Butt’s recruitment. He asked PCB officials to reconsider the decision due to Butt’s troubled past.

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Wahan Riaz, a close of Salman Butt, had spoken about the latter’s addition to the staff with Mohammad Hafeez earlier. Hafeez agreed with his decision. However, after Butt’s induction, Hafeez started facing a lot of backlash on social media.

Many fans shared old videos of Hafeez speaking against working with match-fixers. As a result, Hafeez contacted PCB officials to reverse their decision. Butt controversy rolls back to 2011 when he was involved in a spot-fixing scandal during a Test match against England.

He deliberately bowled two no-balls. The ICC imposed a 10-year ban on the player. He was also imprisoned for his act. Later, it was reduced to 5 years. However, Butt never managed to make a comeback to the national team and retired from cricket.

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