Karachi:The Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday appointed former Test captain Wasim Bari as its acting chief operating officer after the Governing Council signed a summary for the dismissal of Saleem Altaf.
The Board said Bari would continue to work as COO until a new appointment is made.
Sources said Altaf, who has been in the Board since 2004, has more or less accepted his fate this time and didn't appear to have any intentions of challenging his dismissal.
"This time the Chairman (Ejaz Butt) has done everything according to the book to sack Altaf and has got the Governing Council members behind him," a well-placed source said.
The source said last time Altaf was sacked as COO by former Chairman Dr Nasim Ashraf in June last year he didn't follow rules and regulations. This allowed Altaf to file a legal challenge and win a case and be reinstated.
"This time all the regulations have been followed and the Board is compensating Altaf for the remaining period of his contract that was to expire in January, 2010," a source said.
When contacted, Altaf made it clear he would not comment on his dismissal and only speak on the issue after consulting his legal advisor.
"Altaf and his brother Naeem Bukhari are both experienced lawyers so I don't think Altaf has any intention of lodging a legal challenge this time," the source said.