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Kamran Abbasi On Butt & My Complaint To The ICC

Kamran Abbasi writes about Ijaz Butt and Javed Miandad in his Pak Spin blog.

The tragedy of the Lahore attacks is followed by a frightening realisation that the salvation of Pakistan cricket lies in the hands of Butt.

Kamran and those who have commented on his post thus far have reassured me that not everyone is as dunderheaded as Butt and Javed Miandad, who seem incapable of realising that the PCB has a huge job ahead to a) prove its competence and b) restore the rest of the world’s confidence in Pakistan as a safe venue.

As the PCB seem to have taken Miandad’s 20-plus year old grudge as a driving force and submitted a formal complaint to the ICC about Chris Broad, I have written to the ICC asking them to dismiss that complaint as “without merit”.  If you’ve read my other writings about the Lahore attack and Ijaz Butt then you will know what is in the letter.  This is just a more formalised version.

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PCB Still Talking Garbage

Ijaz, Chris Broad was there. His bus driver was killed and his umpiring colleague is lying in hospital in a critical condition. Muttiah Muralitharan was there. Dominic Cork was there. Where were you? Dominic Cork spotted you if his words in this report are to be believed: “He should live and die by the words he came out with … he is completely and utterly out of order. When they were getting the teams out of there I witnessed Butt sitting down and doing absolutely nothing.”

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