LAHORE Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt has resisted calls from the countrys politicians to take further action against all-rounder Shahid Afridi on the humiliated act of ball-tampering. Afridi, Pakistans Twenty20 captain, was banned for two matches by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after being caught biting the ball during the final one-day international against Australia in Perth last month. Ijaz Butt has come in for criticism following Pakistans defeats in all the Tests, ODIs and a Twenty20 match on their tour of Australia. At a meeting of the senate standing committee on sports, senators demanded Butt to take more action against Afridi. If Afridi bites the ball like an apple, there are a lot of problems behind it, Senator Haroon Akhtar said and added, If you dont take action this will happen again. The team lacks discipline and you (Butt) have to rectify the problem. Butt, however, is reported to have told the committee that the ICC rules prevent him from imposing further sanctions against the all-rounder. The ICC has told us clearly that you cannot punish a player twice for one offence, Butt said. Their lawyer has also suggested that if we handed more punishment to Afridi, he can challenges it in court and the PCB would be in trouble. Meanwhile, former Test batsman Mudassar Nazar has called for senior players Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Yousuf to be sacked following a verbal spat between the two which was being played out on a TV channel. Yousuf, who had captained Pakistan during the rout in Australia, had blamed Malik for the divisions in the team. Malik has denied those allegations and threatened to expose Yousuf. Both the players are under central contract and should not have been allowed to behave in such a way in front of the whole world, Nazar said. What sort of an example are they setting for the younger players with this kind of behaviour? Both Malik and Yousuf should be made an example of and kicked out of the team. The PCB have formed a committee to probe reasons for the teams debacle in Australia. Wasim Akram, one of the six members on the committee, believes Pakistans problems would be set right if a strong coach was appointed. What Pakistan needs is a passionate coach who is more involved with the boys and can form an effective strategy for the team, Akram said. A good coach, foreign or local, with a high energy level is needed in modern cricket. The PCB have installed Malik as captain for Pakistans two-match Twenty20 series against England in Dubai starting later this week. Coach Intikhab Alam, however, was not sent with the team and former batsman and coach of the under-19 team Ijaz Ahmed was installed in charge instead. PCB denies to have sacked any official on match-fixing The Pakistan Cricket Board has denied reports of any of its officials involvement in match-fixing set aside sacking any. An official of the board said that no official was sacked over the issue and the PCB chief did not give any such statement to any medium and all the reports are fabricated. A television channel quoted the PCB chief that he sacked an official of the board who was involved in match-fixing. The match-fixing incident was pointed out by the officials of the International Cricket council (ICC). He was further quoted that the PCB official sacked by him was on recently on a foreign tour. When asked, the name of the official involved in the match-fixing, he gave an evasive reply and diplomatically avoided it.