Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Quote of the Day

PCB chairman Ijaz Butt gives coach Geoff Lawson a stirring vote of confidence:

“Lawson is a useless man. But there is no use removing him now and we will allow him to complete his contract, which will not be renewed. We will suffer a huge financial loss if we terminate his contract now.”


the.serial.chiller said...

wow ... what a way to boost employee morale!!!!!!

this guy is a genius! ... who appointed him as chairman?

zeyd said...

Okay, explain something to me:

Apparently Lawson is on a $30,000 per month contract. If they terminate his contract they'll have to pay him 3 months salary i.e 90 grand or as Ijaz saab put it, ''a huge financial loss.''

By letting him complete his contract (which expires in April, I believe) they'll have to pay him for another 6 months i.e $180,000.

Am I missing something here?

Ahsan said...


If they fired him now and hired someone else, then they'd be paying two coaches for a period of three months.

I'm sure this ploy is aimed at getting him to resign. I'd be willing to bet that if he were to resign, his contract would have nothing about being paid.

bubs said...

If they fire him and hire a local coach instead, it would be at a fraction of the cost and might just end up saving them money. More importantly, Butt (is he related to you?) wouldn't be stuck with a "useless" coach.

Ahsan said...


Again, I think the point of saying this stuff is to get him to resign. Maybe it'll work, maybe it won't. But from their perspective, it's worth a shot.

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Tazeen said...

ijaz butt sahab really know how to put things across delicately, kudos to the man.