ISLAMABAD The National Assembly Standing Committee on Sports unanimously requested chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ijaz Butt to resign from his post owing to poor results of the national team especially the recently concluded Test and ODI series against world champions Australia. The committee met here Wednesday at the Parliament House under the chair of Jamshed Dasti. The House also recommended State Bank of Pakistan to freeze all the accounts of the PCB and approved to set a committee from the members of the Standing Committee to look after the affairs of the board and look into its financial health. Dasti also asked head of the board to give an opportunity to Javed Miandad to serve the PCB after listening the legendary cricketers point of view in which he alleged the PCB had not given him any worthwhile task in the board. The House also summoned Chief Secretary Punjab and Inspector General Punjab Police in its next meeting to make recommendations in light of the Lahore High Court ruling regarding the Sri Lankan cricket team attack in Lahore on March 3, 2008. Chairman Standing Committee on Sports requested Ijaz Butt in his remarks that he should resign from the PCB if the affairs were not being run in smooth manner. We respect Ijaz Butt but the PCB is not being run smoothly. In these circumstances the head of the board should resign from his post, he said. The boards officials are issuing different statements in the media, which prove that there is no such understanding among the office bearers of the PCB. If I were the head of the PCB, I would have quit. We all members of committee humbly request chairman PCB to resign, he said. On these remarks, Ijaz Butt refused to step down saying that there were no corruption allegations against him. I am running the board according to the existing constitution. Some people are busy in conspiracies to enter the PCB from back door. However, if someone will prove these allegations against me then I will leave the office, he added. Dasti told the members of the committee that he was asked by Ahmed Mukhtar to set meeting with Ijaz Butt. I told him that he has no personal grievances with him. Our aim is to make improvements in Pakistan cricket and establish strong team for international competitions, he said. During the meeting, Member National Assembly Nasim Akhtar Choudhary suggested that committee should recommend President Asif Ali Zardari, the patron-in-chief of the PCB, to appoint Javed Maindad as new chairman of the board. Meanwhile, Ijaz Butt ensured the members of the committee that action will be taken against Mohammad Ilyas for issuing statement against the Federal Minister for Sports Mir Aijaz Khan Jakhrani after conducting investigation. Regarding the Indian Premier League (IPL) issue, Butt said that it was a conspiracy against Pakistani players as they were not bidding after competing all the required documents including visa. This issue would be taken up in the next meeting of the International Cricket Council (ICC), which will take place on February 10, 2010. We will also raise the Perth issue in the ICC meeting in which a spectator brought down our player during the fielding. The ICC will take action, he said.