The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) deeply mourns the passing of its former Chairman, Ijaz Butt, who was also a renowned Test cricketer. He passed away at the age of 85, leaving behind a remarkable cricketing legacy.
Ijaz Butt’s Illustrious Cricketing Career
The PCB and the entire cricketing fraternity are saddened by the loss of Ijaz Butt, a legendary figure in Pakistan’s cricketing history.
He was born on 10th March 1938 in Sialkot and made his mark by representing Pakistan in eight Test matches from 1959 to 1962.
Throughout his cricketing career, Ijaz Butt displayed exceptional skills and dedication, earning respect and admiration from cricket enthusiasts worldwide. His contributions to the sport played a significant role in shaping Pakistan’s cricketing landscape.
Ijaz Butt’s Influential Tenure as PCB Chairman
As a testament to his leadership abilities,. Ijaz Butt was appointed as the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board from 2008 to 2011. During his tenure, Pakistan achieved a historic victory by winning the ICC T20 World Cup in 2009,. Bringing immense pride to the nation.
The cricketing community fondly remembers Ijaz Butt for his unwavering passion for the game. And his outstanding leadership during his time as PCB Chairman.
Zaka Ashraf, stated.
“I had the privilege of knowing him personally and I have nothing but utmost respect for Mr Butt,” he said, adding, “I offer my deepest condolences to Ijaz Butt’s family and friends, and assure them that he will always be remembered for the contributions he made to Pakistan cricket”