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IJAZ BUTT IS FACING FLAK

Butt is unprofessional, uncouth, incompetent and a liability

Butt is unprofessional, uncouth, incompetent and a liability.

Ijaz Butt is feeling the heat these days. The Pakistan Senate is investigating him for incompetence and financial mismanagement. On top of that, he is suffering from health problems. Butt has been at the helm for just over six months, and although that is not a lot of time to judge one’s credibility, Pakistan cricket has lost substantially in a short span of time. Domestic cricket standards are deteriorating, there are administrative problems such as procedural issues with Miandad’s appointment, there are lawsuit threats from all corners, PCB is almost bankrupt and on top of that no cricket team is wanting to tour Pakistan.

Butt’s appointment was based on unreasonable and impulsive emotions and it was influenced by some aides of President Zardari. However, now even Butt’s cloest supporters are doubting his maturity and competenece. The Pakistan Senate even went as far as commenting that Butt is running the PCB like “a grocery shop”.

Pakistan cricket seems to be missing Nasim Ashraf

Pakistan cricket seems to be missing Nasim Ashraf

Dr Nasim Ashraf (DNA) is an educated and refined civil servant who has broad management experience. He has been conferred the highest civilian awards in Pakistan. These are the achievements of DNA which the media is reluctant to publicise:

1) He delivered the only Constitution of the PCB. Those before him promised the same, but none successfully kept their promises

2) Persisted with Hairgate inasmuch as getting Hair sacked from the Elite Panel of the ICC Umpires

3) Promoted regional academies so that quality of training could be commendable outside Lahore

4) Apportioned more funds to local development of cricket, again so that regional cricket in provinces could benefit instead of all the funds being diverted centrally to Lahore

5) Built corporate partnerships with sponsors and arranged for the media to cover first class cricket

6) Increased pay, prize money and match fees for domestic cricket

7) Built more grounds in remote parts of the country

8] Started a pensions system for players

These are just some of DNA’s achievements and the LS management salutes him for working for the betterment of cricket across the country.

Javed A Khan has covered this issue earlier in two threads about whether educated managers or bureaucrats are more suitable for the role or whether past cricketers should run the management of cricket in the country. After DNA’s exit most Pakistanis were arguing for a past cricketer to run the PCB. However, the disaster of Butt has taught Pakistanis a lesson- that you cannot make such high level decisions based on petty biases and emotions. It has also taught Pakistanis that education and refinement are two qualities that any person in a position of authority should have, and that education is not necessarily a university degree, but knowing the difference between decency and uncouth behaviour.

Even if one argues that things went wrong in DNA’s tenure, which is a fact, at least DNA handled matters with grace and dignity. Ijaz Butt is intent on making a fool of himself. Firstly his handling of Lawson proved what an uncultivated and uncouth person he is. I am no fan of Geoff Lawson, but any coach deserves a more dignified exit. After that Butt dealt with Miandad like he was dealing with a “dhobi” or “dhabay-wala” and it was extremely humiliating for PCB that its Director General was appointed in such a pathetic and crude manner. Now Butt is involved in a spat with the Senate. He is treating the Senate like it is some kind of “prank caller” who is a nuisance to him. It seems Butt never went to college or university, because he should know that even if the Senate has no actionable jurisdiction over his working methods, he is a public servant and hence that makes him answerable to the superior body in Islamabad that is meant to represent Pakistan.

Under DNA’s management PCB had a sense of direction, even though there were many hurdles in its path. The appointment of Malik was a mistake, but DNA cannot be held wholly responsible for it. It is a fact PCB wanted a captain who would be more willing to give into the demands of the PCB and who would attract support from most of the players, as well. However, perhaps DNA can be excused for wanting a more pliant captain. Inzamam proved to be a dictator as captain and insisted on having everything his way. Despite this Pakistan suffered notable losses in his captaincy and overall Inzamam could not prove to be a successful captain. Hence the PCB wanted a change and Malik at that time seemed the only viable option. Even the PCB’s selection policy had a sense of direction- recruitment was based on current form and the selectors understood the need for having a balance between experience and young talent in the team.

However, under the current set up, there is no certainty and no direction. Butt does not know whether to treat Asif and Akhtar as heroes or villains. Further, in a desperate situation Younis Khan has been appointed as captain; an individual who wants to take matters in his own hands and who prefers having experienced players in the side as opposed to youth. The selection committee is totally clueless because they find themselves having to appease almost everyone- the captain, the public and the rest of the cricket board. That is why there was a list of something like 50 probables right before the squad of 15 was announced for the Sri Lanka series.

Hence, the fans have had enough with Ijaz Butt and he should resign at once. Zardari needs to appoint someone who can handle the job with dignity and who has the education and vision to get Pakistan cricket back on track.

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He came, He saw, He kicked the Butt.

Jo aag lagayee thee Ashraf nay usko tou bujhaya Butt saab nay. Jo Butt saab nay bhar kayee hai uss aak ko thanda kon karay?

Jo aag lagayee thee Ashraf nay usko tou bujhaya Butt saab nay. Jo Butt saab nay bhar kayee hai uss aak ko thanda kon karay?

DNA has created a big vacuum – much bigger than Ijaz and Salaman’s Butt – and its hard to fill the void thats been created, even if the Sports Minister, The Law Minister and, the MNA combined together pushed Ijaz Butt out of the contention for the post of the PCB Chairman. And, just look at their faces, do they look like they have the capability or the skills to run a multi-million dollar organization? In my opinion – certainly not !

The Sports Minister of Pakistan

The Sports Minister of Pakistan

Now, hold on for a second, people might be pulling their guns and drawing their swords from their “side-bottom” on my passing this sweeping statement “just look at their faces.” Yes, I do understand that one should not judge people by their face, but why do they often say: “you judge a book by its cover?” Or, on a similar note in Urdu, we say: “Khat ka mazmoon bhaanp lay tay hain lifafa dekh ker,” which means the same thing that, looks play an important part in judging a person’s character. Otherwise, why would they say “love at first sight?” May be love is blind. But, what about this expression: “A face is the mirror of your mind.” Therefore, faces are important, they tell us a lot about people’s personality and character. Some faces are deceptive but, in most cases it is obvious and a face tells the whole story.

The Law Minister of Pakistan

The Law Minister of Pakistan

Most people can differentiate and distinguish between the looks of a paindoo and that of an educated person. The more educated and refined you are the more finesse can be seen in your personality. That is from the way you dress, the way you carry yourself, the way you speak and the way you present your thoughts and express them, it all shows your background, culture, quality, refinement and finesse.

The PPP MNA who wants to be the PCB Chairman - Allah Sayeen Khair karay!

The PPP MNA who wants to be the PCB Chairman - Allah Sayeen Khair karay!

I am not doing any psychoanalysis or character analysis of anyone here. These are my mere observations and whatever little I know about their background it is enough for me to understand that those who were hungry in achieving power have pushed Musharaf out and they came, they saw and they grabbed.

Someone I know was suggesting that the post of the PCB Chairman must be an elected one. By who? Was my question – The people of Pakistan? A big majority of the people of Pakistan – the educated middle class – hardly cast their votes to elect their leaders – they simply don’t participate. Only the uneducated masses or the Mullah types, relgious fundoz, they go for voting and half of them are brainwashed by the crooks and half of them by the Mullahs. So, thats what you see at the top. There is a tussle between the crooks and the Mullahs and certainly the crooks have been dominating. So, the point is if these people cannot elect a genuine leader for the country how can one expect them to elect the PCB Chairman through voting? It is absolutely – “KimPossible.”

Rhinoceros Butt

Rhinoceros Butt

Wadee Butt

Wadee Butt

Nikki Butt

Nikki Butt

What has the Sports Minister done for the promotion of cricket in Pakistan? What has the Law Minister got to do with cricket? Is he going to write the constitution for the PCB? The constitution is missing for the last 60 years, can he just bring it into existence through a magic wand? What about the MNA? Pir Sayeen, can he do anything for cricket? May be he will ask the Sufis, Sants and Bhagts to write a theme for the Disco Diwanay and make them dance on those tunes. Shoaib Malik is already a Bhagat’s Bhagti now, so he is a visionary to go on that mission, anticipating that it is the future.

Rumours Go from Mouth 2 Mouth

Rumours Go from Mouth 2 Mouth

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