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Miandad gets wider administrative role

Umar Farooq

August 8, 2012

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Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad at a press conference after stepping down as director-general of the PCB, Lahore, January 28, 2008
Javed Miandad will also have a say in team selections © AFP
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Javed Miandad, PCB's director general, has been given the responsibility of supervising Pakistan's domestic and international cricket operations. Miandad was appointed DG in Ejaz Butt-era, but his position lacked clarity and this is the first time PCB has given him a formal administrative role. He will now precede Intikhab Alam and Zakir Khan over international and domestic cricket operations in PCB and will also oversee the selection of the teams.

"The post of director general has been empowered to oversee the cricket operations," a PCB spokesman told ESPNcricinfo. "Under the new protocol the director general will oversee the operations of the international, domestic and game development and Academies."

Miandad will precede the entire cricket operations leaving Alam - director international cricket operations and games development and Khan - director domestic cricket operations, to work under him. With the move, Miandad has gained more influence on the selection of the teams and game's development in the country. He will be based in Karachi but will operate from PCB headquarters in Lahore and will report directly to the chairman and chief operating officer of the PCB.

In the past, Miandad has been in contention for the coaching role, which he ended up refusing, eyeing a more extensive role in cricket administration. His third and last stint as Pakistan coach ended in 2004 after a home series loss to India. In 2008, he was appointed the director general by Butt, a job he quit after two months amid growing differences with the board over the scope of his role.

Both Butt and Miandad were at loggerheads over Miandad's demands. Butt, the then chairman, had alleged that Miandad demanded more money, interfered with matters concerning selection, and was an incapable administrator. Miandad, however, returned in the role a month later but has been anonymous throughout Butt's three-year term, though occasionally turning up as batting consultant during national conditioning camps apart from being a member of governing board.

Umar Farooq is ESPNcricinfo's Pakistan correspondent

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Posted by ozone8237 on (August 11, 2012, 18:06 GMT)

The Only thing I know is the Miandad is a very patriotic, passionate, hardworking and smart diplomat. Throughout his cricketing career as a player he put his heart and soul in every game and the great acheivements of Pakistan wouldn't be Possible if he was not among the greats of Imran, Wasim, Waqar, and Inzi. He will put all his efforts and hard work to bring International cricket to Pakistan. As far as Faisal Iqbal is concerned It doesn't matter he is the nephew of Miandad as long as he is in form and take the pressure he should be in the team. Its not about Karachi vs Punjab or KP vs karachi or Punjab or any Province I don't care Pakistan team has 11 players from Punjab or Karachi or KP or Sindh. as long as they are in great form, fitness, and bring success to Pakistan Cricket I will back such a team. I have trust in Miandad's capabilities and I would recommend Rashid Latif and Moin Khan to be included in PCB's adminstration as well. They are also great adminstrators. Good Luck

Posted by ifrakurshid on (August 10, 2012, 3:35 GMT)

MUBRACK TO JAVED MIANDAD TO REPLACE INTIKHAB ALAM ROLE. TO BE SUCESSFUL AND DO THE CURRENT ROLE HE HAS TO SIT IN PCB HEADQUARTERS AT LAHORE UNLESS PCB HEADQUARTERS IS SHIFTING BACK TO KARACHI AT NATIONAL STADIUM OTHER WISE I SEE A TRAP FOR HIM. NO DOUBT HE HAS ROOTS AND WELWISHERS IN KARACHI WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CORDINATE THINGS INTERNALLY THUS WILL BE PITCHED AGAINST HIS SUPERIORS AND WRONG IN PUT OR INFO ALONGWITH LITTLE TIME TO REACT TO THE DEMANDS OF MANAGEMENT WILL BE FACING BACK LASH SPECIALLY MEDIA AND HIS OPPONIENT IN PAK CRICKET his FRIENDS CUM DISGUISE ENIMIES MORE.KNOWING HIS EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND TEMPRAMENT MAY NOT BE ABLE TO DELIVER AS EXPECTED BY GENERAL PUBLIC OR THE NATION AS A WHOLE. WE MIGHT SEE HIM CAUGHT WITH HIS PANTS DOWN ON MANY THINGS COMPLAINING I WAS NOT HAVING FULL INPUT FROM MY CO WORKERS AT THE OFFICE OR OTHER VAST SET UP OF pcb. he might become a rubber stamp just to meet day to day work target. He has to sweat more in his office at lahore then field work

Posted by   on (August 9, 2012, 19:11 GMT)

Amazing to see what Junaid Khan accomplished without much coaching from Wasim, imagine what he can accomplish with Wasim as full-time coach.

Posted by   on (August 9, 2012, 11:42 GMT)

At last after the 3-4 years of his appointment, he gets some defined role. I do appreciate Zaka Ashraf's vision and thinking of giving him the responsibility, may be an attempt to justify his Rs= 1.2 million monthly salary. Just think, Butt gave Miandad the role of Director General in 2008-9, Miandad resigned after two months just to seek more powers but thereafter he was reinstated. Miandad remained silent afterwards as his mouth was shut with the luxurious salary of more than Rs=1.2 million. The lower ranked employees were fired in the name of reducing budget deficit but the big giants like him were kept on pay role just only to pressing his pause button. He earned million of Rupees from PCB as Director General but ....................A hypocrisy itself and left the poor fired employees of PCB in lurch. He served Pakistan Cricket, got name and fame and was evenly paid. I suspect, his egoistic and immature administrative approach will adversely affect the Pakistan Cricket.

Posted by   on (August 9, 2012, 10:56 GMT)

What ever has been done its done. One thing is crystal clear now and that is Mr.Faisal Iqbal will be in the next tour and Karachi based players will induct more and more in the Pakistan team. Good luck to the diplomacy of the Pakistan Cricket

Posted by   on (August 9, 2012, 9:31 GMT)

good step. he should be given time and lets hope for the best. he is the best man to supervise pak cricket.

Posted by Syed_imran_abbas on (August 9, 2012, 9:16 GMT)

I dont know what has he done in administration fro so long. nothing i guess. He was a great batsman, good coach for young players but not a administrator. Poor decesion. but i am sick of intikhab alam as well. we need some good gresh and energetic people in administration.

Posted by   on (August 9, 2012, 7:35 GMT)

I agree with Ubaidaleem, he was a good batsman of 70/80s era and there is no doubt in it. But he has failed miserably as an administrator, his stints as national coach and even his captainship were all aimed at gaining more power. Cricketers from Karachi will rush-in now (i'm not against that if it is done on merit). He is better suited for mentoring young batsmen in under 19, under 15 teams and the young guys playing at regional level.

Posted by WickyRoy.paklover on (August 9, 2012, 6:23 GMT)

.I dn't know why some people r overwhelmingly praising ths step?miandad ,no doubt one of greatest batsman in test crictng history,bt he n othr paki legends have so much ego issues that they so easily leave aside the fact that it z pak crict which has given them evrythng.HOPEFULY WE GONNA SEE D RETURN OF SOME LEGENDS 4RM KARACHI i.e fawad,khalid latef,sarfraz,faisal.GREATEST EVR BOWLER 4RM KARACHI THE Wondrful sami z already there,so pak z going to b pushd deep further down in rankings in all formats.somebdy z talkng about getng rid of akmals,wel a persn with elemntry cricktng knowldg would agree that pak z a test team of 60's without akmals.

Posted by Ubaidaleem on (August 9, 2012, 2:35 GMT)

A disaster in making ........ just when I started respecting Zaka Ashraf for his vision and administration, there comes a decision that wipes out all the good. Miandad is an excellent coach and mentor to young upcoming cricketers and that is all...period.

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