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| Saleem Altaf sacked as Board’s COO|
| Updated at: 0944 PST, Tuesday, September 01, 2009|
KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) sacked its chief operating officer Saleem Altaf.
A PCB spokesman said that a termination letter has been sent to Altaf, a former Pakistan Test cricketer. When contacted, Altaf said that he is yet to receive any such letter. Altaf said that he reserves the right to take legal action against the PCB move.
Altaf becomes the latest former Test cricketer to lose his job with the PCB. Earlier Abdul Qadir, a former Test leg spinner, stepped down as the national chief selector after falling out with the PCB chairman Ijaz Butt in June this year. He was followed by Aamer Sohail, former Pakistan captain, who resigned as Director Game Development of the PCB.
Javed Miandad, PCB’s director-general, also resigned from the post but later rejoined the Board. According to sources, Altaf and Butt were not getting along too well for the last few months and there were clear indications that the PCB chairman wanted him out.