No resignations from any top officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) came forward despite the management committee’s one-week ultimatum issued last week.
PCB Chief Executive Faisal Hasnain, and many other top directors, had received the ultimatum last Sunday to accept a 30% to 40% cut to their current salaries or they could opt to resign and “go home”.
The management committee will now decide a new action plan next week as unannounced consent for the salary cut has been shown. Some officials are also expected to be dismissed.
According to insiders, the new PCB administration was not satisfied with the heavy salaries of some directors and head of departments.
The monthly salary of Faisal Hasnain is around Rs2.59 million, Chief Financial Officer Javed Murtaza’s is Rs1.41 million while Director High Performance Nadeem Khan receives Rs1.47 million.
Director Infrastructure and Real Estate Nasir Hameed Rs900,000, Director Media and Communication Sami Al Hasan Burney Rs1.39 million, Chief Medical Officer Najeebullah Soomro Rs1.17 million while Director International Cricket Operations Zakir Khan receives Rs960,000 per month.
All these members were asked to either choose retrenchment or go home. The management committee will decide who should be dismissed with three-month salary and who should be retained.
Zakir will retire on April 3 at the age of 60, but he also has three months. Director HR Serena Agha resigned a few days ago; she was getting Rs980,000 per month.