Full name Mohammed Ijaz Butt
Born March 10, 1938, Sialkot, Punjab
Current age 78 years 141 days
Major teams Pakistan, Lahore, Multan, Pakistan Universities, Punjab, Rawalpindi
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||Pakistan v West Indies at Karachi, Feb 20-25, 1959 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Pakistan at The Oval, Aug 16-20, 1962 scorecard|
|First-class span||1955/56 - 1967/68|
Ijaz Butt was a dependable batsman and more than capable wicketkeeper who made his Test debut against West Indies in 1958-59 as an opener, scoring 41 not out in a ten-wicket win. The following winter he played twice against Australia, making his only half-century at Karachi. In England in 1962 he struggled for form in the three Tests he played, although overall he scored 1016 runs at 28.22 including a hundred before lunch against Kent.
He served as the secretary of the then Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan between 1984 and 1988. He was also the president of the Lahore City Cricket Association for many years. He toured Australia in 1982-83 as manager of the Pakistan team and twice headed the national selection committee. In 2008, at the age of 70, he was appointed as chairman of the Pakistan board following Nasim Ashraf's resignation.
Cricinfo staff October 2008
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