Javed Miandad lashes out at Imran Khan over functioning of PCB

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Published on: Aug 14, 2020

Former Pakistan cricketer Javed Miandad has made a stunning claim, alleging that his former teammate and current Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has ruined cricket in the country.

According to Miandad, a member of Pakistan's 1992 World Cup-winning team under Imran, the present Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials have zero knowledge about the beloved sport.

“All officials in the PCB do not know the ABC of the sport. I will talk to Imran Khan personally about the sad state of affairs. I will not leave anyone that is not right for our country. You have brought a person [Wasim Khan] from abroad, if he steals from us how will you even catch him?

"Has everyone in Pakistan passed away that you need someone from the outside? I want the people of Pakistan to rise. If you don’t have a better person in the entire country than you should look outside, but that is not the case,” Miandad said in a video posted on his YouTube channel.

The decision to stop departmental cricket in the country has also not gone down well with Miandad. “The players that are currently playing should have a big future in cricket. I don’t want these players to end as laborers in the future.

"They have left players unemployed after dumping the departments and now they cannot offer employment themselves. I was saying this before as well but they didn’t understand,” he added.

Miandad, who is rated as one of Pakistan's greatest batsmen ever, felt that Imran was not paying enough attention to the way PCB is running cricket in the country.

“I was your [Imran Khan’s] captain, not the other way around. I was the one who pulled your strings. You think no one other than you knows about cricket. You should start thinking about yourself and your surroundings. You should start thinking about the people you have kept in the PCB before it’s too late,” he further said, hitting out at Imran.

--By A Cricket Correspondent

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