Head Resigns and Wasim Heads South

Head Resigns and Wasim Heads South

Post by rsc » Thu, 05 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Chief selector Altaf resigns in protest

                                  Sports Correspondent

                              Wednesday, March 04, 1998

LAHORE, March 3: Pakistan  Cricket  Board  (PCB)  chief  selector
Salim  Altaf  has  tendered  resignation as a protest against by-
passing his committee while picking all-rounder  Wasim  Akram  to
re-inforce the Pakistan team now touring South Africa.

Talking to Dawn, former Test pace man Salim Altaf  said  that  he
had  faxed  his resignation to the PCB chief executive Majid Khan
on Tuesday.

Salim Altaf, who had assumed the job in July 1996 after the sixth
World Cup, said that induction of Wasim Akram in the team was the
decision of the newly-appointed PCB chairman Khalid  Mahmood  and
for  not asking the selection committee to pick a re-inforcement,
he was forced to quit the job forthwith. He thought the  decision
should also have been approved by the PCB executive council.

``According to the PCB constitution, the chairman can neither in-
terfere  in the affairs of the selection committee nor the execu-
tive council. The way Mr Khalid Mahmood took a  decision  on  his
own  reflects  that there is no constitution existing! He did not
even ask Wasim Akram to prove his fitness'', said Salim Altaf re-

Source:  Dawn  
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