Criticising Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt for running a ‘one man show’ in the board, former opening batsman Aamir Sohail has asked the PCB boss to put an end to the practice.
Referring to the recent controversy surrounding choosing a replacement for injured all-rounder Yasir Aarafat, Sohail said it was baffling to see Butt making all decisions by himself without consulting either the chief selector Mohsin Khan, coach Waqar Younis or captain Shahid Afridi.
“I must say that this one-man show will have to be stopped.It’s the chief selector’s job to pick players in consultation with the captain and coach. But unfortunately it is the PCB who is calling all the shots,” The News quoted Sohail, as saying.
“If you have to make all the decision then why have you appointed these people. There should be distribution of power otherwise we can’t have any improvement in our cricket,” he added.
Sohail called Butt ‘adamant’, and said that there is no need for the chief selector and the coach, if decisions are to be made by the PCB chief himself.
“If you don’t want the chief selector and coach to do their jobs then why are you throwing away money by paying them salaries? It will be better for Pakistan cricket if all these players are fired because it will help the PCB chairman in his drive to cut down costs,” said Sohail, who served as Director Game Development during Butt’s tenure for some time, but resigned from the post saying he was not allowed enough freedom to carry out his work properly.(ANI)