9 Sep 2010

PCB chairman returns home to jeers

8:13 am on 9 September 2010

The Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt was jeered at Lahore Airport on his return home from London for the first time since the spot-fixing scandal engulfed the Pakistan team.

Butt's emergence from the terminal was met with cries of 'shame, shame' from protesters who waved placards lambasting Butt and the three Pakistan players caught up in the scandal.

Test captain Salman Butt and pace bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif have been suspended from all cricket by the International Cricket Council under its anti-corruption code after an investigation into reports in the News of the World newspaper that they had manipulated incidents in the fourth test against England.

Butt confirmed that the PCB had filed detailed replies to the charge-sheets issued to the players by the ICC but the ICC had said it wanted the players to respond themselves.