Major changes in PCB, Lawson, Naghmi sacked, Altaf reappointed

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made various changes in its organization here on Friday.

First, it sacked the national cricket team’s coach Geoff Lawson, just 15 months after the former Australian paceman took up the position, the board's spokesman said.

"Geoff Lawson has been sacked. He has been given three months' severance pay,"
PCB spokesman Raza Rashid told a foreign news agency.

Meanwhile, Saleem Altaf has been appointed as director special operations of the board.

The PCB has also sacked chief operating officer Shafqat Naghmi and given his powers to Saleem Altaf, the PCB spokesman said.

"Altaf has been made the director general of the board with powers of the chief operating officer,"
the spokesman added.

Former coach and legendary ex-captain Javed Miandad is widely tipped as a leading candidate to succeed Lawson, according to several PCB sources, but there was no immediate confirmation.

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