A disillusioned Hussain Butt said he was thinking of quitting Hong Kong cricket after copping a five-week ban for showing apparent dissent against captain Tim Smart and coach Robin Singh while on international duty. Master blaster Butt hit back strongly yesterday, accusing the Hong Kong Cricket Association of dumping him after reaping the benefits of his performance at the ACC Trophy in Kuala Lumpur in August. Butt scored two centuries to finish second in the batting averages and played a huge role in Hong Kong finishing as runners-up. 'I'm not a donkey who can be led around and taken where they like. I was crying out for the team, and they [the HKCA] have punished me for that. They can afford to do that now that their financial future is secure,' said Butt, after being banned from all forms of cricket from October 10. By reaching the final at the ACC Trophy, Hong Kong were assured that their financial lifeline of HK$3 million per year from the ICC and the ACC would not be cut off. They also qualified for the lucrative Asian Cup in 2008, which is expected to bring in dividends conservatively estimated at another HK$3 million. The ban will force Butt to miss the Cathay Pacific/Standard Chartered Hong Kong International Sixes at the Kowloon Cricket Club on November 11-12. 'He has been banned for issues arising from the recent three-day game against Singapore and also some issues which took place during the ACC Trophy,' confirmed Mark Burns, chairman of the HKCA's disciplinary committee. 'But I can't go into detail why he was banned.' Butt, who is contracted to the HKCA, revealed yesterday he had first got into hot water with the team hierarchy after he had questioned the selection of underperforming batsman Alex French - who scored 34 runs in six outings - for the final against the United Arab Emirates at the ACC Trophy. 'I'm so disappointed, not at missing out on the Hong Kong Sixes, but because the way they have treated me,' Butt said. 'I didn't keep my mouth shut and questioned why Alex French was in the side. The team was not being picked on merit but on who was loyal to the captain, and that bothered me. I'm so unhappy and I think I might leave next year. My contract with the HKCA has about another six to seven months to go, and I might leave after that.' 'The money I get from the HKCA is just enough to survive. But this is not about money, this is about being treated like a schoolboy and not being allowed to speak out.' Butt's absence from the Hong Kong Sixes will be felt. Two season's ago, he made headlines around the world when he forced the Hong Kong Cricket Club to close their ground for reasons of safety after he hit a record 311 in a Saturday League match, including 36 sixes, a number of them went on to the public Wong Nei Chung Gap Road. Another absentee from the seven-strong squad named yesterday is regular Afzaal Haider. 'We wanted to look at fresh talent and Afzaal wasn't considered,' said Krishna Kumar, chairman of the HKCA's selection panel. Najeeb Amar will lead the side which comprises Rahul Sharma, Munir Dar, Mark Fuzes, Nadeem Ahmed, Irfan Ahmed and Amjad Mahmood.