War of words between Nasim Ashraf and Enver Baig ends June 22, 2007

PCB chairman, senator withdraw charges

Cricinfo staff

Nasim Ashraf, chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), and Enver Baig, senator and member of Senate Standing Committee on Sports, have withdrawn their charges that were levied due to the recent statements made against each other.

A committee meeting was held yesterday under the chairmanship of Tahir Mashahdi in Islamabad which Ashraf was asked to attend. In the course of the meeting, Baig withdrew his recent allegations against the PCB chairman when he had called the PCB chief a "dishonest and incompetent person." In response, Ashraf expressed his regrets over dubbing Baig a 'sick man' in a recent statement and also assured the committee that he will withdraw the legal notice served on the senator.

The committee has summoned a requisitioned meeting on June 26, according to Baig, in which the PCB chairman will answer various questions relating to the financial and administrative affairs of the board. Ashraf has also been asked to produce the details of PJ Mir's package that was offered to him as the media manager of Pakistan cricket team during the World Cup.

PCB is currently involved in placing a coach for the national team before it departs for the short tour of Scotland as well as offering central contracts for which a list of 30 has already been handed over by the selection committee.