Salman Butt to start commentary after being ignored as player


Former Test skipper Salman Butt said he will be seen in action as a commentator following his refusal to play in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2020-21.

While talking to Samaa Tv, Butt said there is no purpose left in playing First-Class cricket after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) conveyed to him that he is not in their future plans.

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“Luckily, I have been told that I am not in PCB’s future plans, hence there is no purpose left in playing First-Class cricket,” said Butt. “I think I should move on now and try my luck in commentary. I am enjoying playing white-ball cricket and I will continue as long as I can,” he added.

Reportedly, Butt has been included in the commentary panel for Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2020-21. He will join tournament as commentator in the second round after playing for Lahore Qalandars in PSL 5 knock-out stage which is scheduled to take place from November 14 to 17 in Karachi.

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It is pertinent to mention here that Butt had also pulled himself out of National T20 Cup 2020 after being demoted to Second XI. Besides, he has also refused to sign the provincial contract 2020-21.


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