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Senior Pakistan official of Super League quits after T20 postponement
February 15, 2013
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ISLAMABAD: A senior official of the Pakistan Super League quit on Wednesday following the indefinite postponement of the country’s first professional Twenty20 event last week.

Salman Sarwar Butt stepped down as managing director with immediate effect, saying he had previously intimated to the Pakistan Cricket Board that he would be unable to work with the PSL beyond April.

“As the league is now most likely to be held after April, I will not be available to work further on this first edition,” Butt said in a statement.

“This has been a difficult decision to make, but my personal and professional commitments would preclude me from carrying on.” The PSL was supposed to be played from March 26 to April 6, but the PCB postponed it last Friday after complaints from investors over tight bidding deadlines and from players about scheduling conflicts.

Butt said the sale process of various rights will start again soon and that a committee is working fulltime to find appropriate dates for the event.

The PCB has appointed director general Javed Miandad as acting managing director of PSL. Miandad, who has also captained and coached the national team, said he is happy to lead the PSL until a Butt’s successor is appointed.

Associated Press

 

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