Saleem Altaf, the Pakistan board official who was sacked earlier this month, has demanded an independent audit of the PCB's finances.
"PCB lacks accountability and transparency in financial matters," he told a television channel. "Under [chairman Nasim] Ashraf, the staffing of the board has grown to close 700, which is unheard of in any cricket setup in the world. An independent audit is required."
Altaf, who was director of special projects before being fired for allegedly leaking sensitive information to the press, said he would file a lawsuit against Ashraf against the unlawful taping of his conversations. "They have not charged me with anything in writing nor have they given me any termination letter," he said. "I am taking them to court that is for sure."
It is believed that conversations Altaf had with several journalists over a period of time were being recorded by the board. "How can they bug my room and tap my telephones?" he said. "Only an insecure person does this or someone who has something to hide does this.