Qadir quits as Pakistan's chairman of selectors

The announcement of the resignation came out of the blue and a day after Pakistan was trounced by England in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament.

Incidentally, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ejaz Butt wasted no time in accepting Qadir’s resignation.

“We don’t know the reason for his decision to resign but the chairman, Ejaz Butt, has accepted it,” Saleem Altaf, the PCB chief operating officer said.

Qadir was not available for comment as he switched off his cell phone but rumours were gathering momentum that the former Test leg-spinner was told to resign or get the boot.
“Butt called him to his office and told him either he should resign or he will be sacked,” one source in the board said.

“We only know he decided to resign, that is all. We are as blank as everyone else why he decided to resign,” Altaf said.

Speculation was rife that Qadir faced a lot of scrutiny from the Board over his insistence on selecting some players in the national and ‘A’ sides.

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