Pakistan board news June 14, 2008

PCB official resigns soon after Altaf sacking

Cricinfo staff

Javed Zaman, a Pakistan board advisor on grass-root level cricket, has handed in his resignation stating domestic problems as the reason. His decision to quit follows the PCB's sacking of Saleem Altaf, a senior board official, reportedly on allegations that he leaked sensitive information to the press.

Zaman was a close associate of Altaf and it has been suggested that he may have quit over the sacking of Altaf. Two other board officials were also sacked at the same time as Altaf. But Zaman maintained his decision was for personal reasons.

"I had been working with the board in different capacities for almost three decades on honorary basis but now my domestic activities are not allowing me to continue with the job," Zaman told Pakistan daily Dawn.

It is believed conversations Altaf had with several journalists over a period of time were being recorded by the board. Zaman said bugging the phone was wrong. "No law allows recording of private conversion of any person the world over and it is a spiteful act."