Ejaz Butt set to resign as PCB chief: Report

Last Updated: Oct 05, 2010, 12:35 PM IST

Zeecric Bureau

New Delhi: Embattled Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ejaz Butt has reportedly decided to resign from his post after his return from London.

It was reported that Butt would cite health ground to quit his post. He will most likely to submit his resignation to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari in a few days.

Earlier, a couple of days back, Butt was summoned by the Pakistan Assembly for a hearing on October 11 to explain the reasons for the controversy-ridden tour of England, as well as his allegations against Andrew Strauss`s team and their subsequent withdrawal.

Apart from Butt, the Assembly also had summoned the board`s legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi, former team manager Yawar Saeed, coaches Waqar Younis, Aaqib Javed and Ejaz Ahmed and chief selector Mohsin Khan to the hearing.

Pakistan`s tour of England was riven by controversy, with a News of the World expose alleging that fast bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif, and Test captain Salman Butt, had conspired to bowl no-balls on demand.

The ICC provisionally suspended the trio, leaving Pakistan without a Test captain.