Butt roped in as T20 league project head

Former PSL MD to lead upcoming venture in UAE next year.

Nabeel Hashmi July 07, 2015
Former PSL MD to lead upcoming venture in UAE next year. PHOTO: fb.com/salman.sarwarbutt

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has selected former Pakistan Super League (PSL) managing director (MD) Salman Sarwar Butt as project head for the country’s upcoming high-profile T20 league to be staged in the UAE next year.

Butt was brought in the board by former PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf as Managing Director of the PSL but left the role just days before the project was postponed indefinitely and he, along with Babar Rafayi, had worked in the PSL secretariat for almost six months before the project was scrapped.

“The PCB has decided to recruit Butt as the T20 league project head because he has got the profile and experience for this all-important role,” a senior PCB official told The Express Tribune. “Repucom will continue working as external consultants whereas Butt would head the process. The league’s governing council will keep monitoring the progress.”

In addition, the board has also formed a governing council for the T20 league which includes Executive Committee head Najam Sethi, PCB Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmed, Chief Financial Officer Babar Manzoor, Butt and Director Marketing Naila Bhatti.

Meanwhile, the PCB also returned a cheque of Rs7 million to former fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar which was deducted earlier in his career as a fine after court orders from the Lahore High Court.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 7th,  2015.

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