LAHORE Miffed at his dictatorial style of functioning, Pakistani senators on Saturday launched a verbal attack on PCB chairman Ijaz Butt, saying that he must go if the game has to flourish in Pakistan. He is the cause of all problems and we would urge President Asif Ali Zardari to spare Pakistan cricket from this man, Senator Humayun Akhtar said after a meeting with Butt here Saturday. Azeem said Butt was running a one-man show and this must be stopped as it was creating all the problems in Pakistan cricket. We want to know what steps the board has taken to pursue suspicions and allegations about some of our players being involved in match-fixing. Why should the ICC be looking into this issue and why is the board not conducting its own inquiry? Azeem asked. Senator Akhtar said that the board should form its own judicial body to probe into the match-fixing allegations. We said it before that the board must act on this issue but they have done nothing, he said. Akhtar said that the Senators would be taking up the issue of match-fixing allegations with the chief patron soon and would ask him to order an independent probe. In the leaked recordings of the PCB enquiry committee, former coaches Intikhab Alam and Aaqib Javed have reportedly talked about suspicions over the performance of Kamran Akmal and Rana Naved in some matches of the Australian tour early this year. During the meeting, Butt refused to honour a commitment from Wasim Bari, the PCB chief operating officer, that the board would uphold its contractual terms with a construction company, involved in the construction of a new pavilion building at the Gaddafi Stadium. The PCB had refused to pay the amount demanded by the company which then took the case in the Senate Standing Committee on Sports for a resolution. On May 20, the PCB chief operating officer gave us, in writing, commitments that they would resolve the issue with the company and pay them their dues. Butt didnt attend that meeting as he was not in the country. Today, when we called him he simply refused to accept the agreement and said that the board would not pay (the sum) to company. We dont understand what sort of institution is he running, it is a joke, Senator Tariq Azeem added. In pursuance of this directive, the PCB constituted an in-house committee to meet with Metco and try to resolve the outstanding issues. The meeting between PCB & Metco had proposed that certain steps were to be taken to move forward in the spirit of the senate committees directive. In line with normal commercial practice, the committees recommendations are required to be approved by the senior management of the PCB, said an official of the PCB. The PCBs constitution gives the chairman the final authority to give the approval to the financial transactions (in this case of approximately Rs 155 million). He said that on reviewing the minutes of the committee meeting, the chairman suggested certain additional steps be incorporated which he repeated during the course of the meeting with the senate subcommittee. The members of the senate subcommittee felt that the steps being proposed by the chairman PCB were not in line with its wishes. The PCB, he said, would like to point out that of the amount of Rs 155 million being claimed from it by Metco, Rs 110 million relates to unsubstantiated claims by Metco for losses that it is claiming from the PCB. Of the balance of Rs 45 million, the bulk of the money relates to unverified IPC which has as yet to be approved for payment by the relevant consultants. He added that the PCB will endeavour to resolve this matter in the spirit of reconciliation suggested by the senate committee. It will fulfill all of its contractual obligation but also has a duty to ensure that its contractual rights are fully protected as laid down in the constitution of the PCB.