Thursday, January 29, 2009

Javed Miandad Stepped Down as PCB Director General

Former Pakistan legend Javed Miandad has stepped down as the director general of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) recently, as he refused to sign in a contract by which his role as a PCB official would have been restricted within domestic affairs. Under this contact, Miandad was offered 500,000 rupees (6,328 dollars) salary per month. However, Pakistan’s highest test run scorer found the contract unacceptable, considering the fact that his work area would have been restricted within domestic cricket of Pakistan. Miandad also said that position does not matter to him, rather he wants to serve Pakistan cricket voluntarily.

Javed Miandad also expressed his dissatisfaction on PCB’s move to sack Shoaib Malik as Pakistan captain and appoint Younis Khan as the new captain. Even PCB did not consult with him about the matter before the decision being finalized, following Pakistan’s 234-run defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka. This has been the fourth stint of Javed Miandad with PCB as the former star batsman coached Pakistan national team on three occasions. Despite his resignation, Miandad would remain a member of PCB governing body.

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