PCB confirms emails from accused players


LAHORE: Former captain Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif have asked the PCB to clear their outstanding dues. It has been learnt that PCB has withheld the three players dues as guarantee money in case they were to be fined and the players have not been paid any match fee or bonuses since the World T20 Championship.
Salman Butt and Asif have asked the PCB to clear their outstanding dues as soon as possible. In a letter to the PCB Salman has asked of an amount of approximately Rs 8.7 million ($101,000).
“I am facing a lot of difficulties now because of not receiving any of my outstanding amount from the board, this amount goes back to the Twenty20 World Cup and includes match fee, win bonuses and shares from logo sponsorships,” Salman said. Zakir Khan, PCB director cricket operations (international), confirmed receiving emails for release of the funds.
“But there is no way we can release the funds since they are under suspicion and are being investigated by the ICC anti-corruption unit,” PTI quoted Zakir as saying.
However, Butt pointed out that even if the board couldn’t release the money due to the suspension, they should at least release the money due to the players before the suspension was imposed.