Ijaz Butt Peddles His Unconscious

The seriously strange thing about Ijaz Butt’s outburst to Cricinfo — the thing that most captures just how unbelievably unhinged this man may be — comes in this small detail in the story:

In a prepared statement read out to ESPNcricinfo…

“This is not a conspiracy to defraud bookies but a conspiracy to defraud Pakistan and Pakistan cricket,” Butt said. “We have taken it in hand to start our own investigations. We will shortly reveal the names of the people, the parties and the bodies involved in this sinister conspiracy and we also reserve the right to sue them for damages.

Someone in the PCB actually put pen to paper and wrote these incredibly daft thoughts for public consumption. Granted, the craziest part of the exchange — when Butt accuses the English of throwing the third ODI for money (because not even the Pakistanis’ own chairman believe the team can win legitimately) — is improvised, but the whole bizarre episode is a little gem of insanity. I increasingly understand why Pakistan cricket is what it is.

2 thoughts on “Ijaz Butt Peddles His Unconscious

  1. Bradders says:

    Good point – someones written it down and then the Chairman of Pakistani cricket has said ‘thats a sane statement – that makes sense – that’ll do’

    Ridiculous man and board.

  2. David says:

    Pakistan team is the best in the world, when they cant play it, they bring in scandals. If allegations are bad for england, they are bad for Pakistan too. ICC needs to explain why it acted against Pakistan on “allegations” and is quiet on the suspicious act of the english captain of delaying the power play in the 3rd ODI, which makes sense to the captain only? We need to see ICC leader on trial

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