Pakistan news February 14, 2014

Miandad quits as PCB director general

Javed Miandad, the director general of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has resigned his post after a five-year stint. The PCB management committee, led by chairman Najam Sethi, is yet to accept Miandad's resignation and a decision on the matter has been deferred until the next committee meeting.

Miandad wrote a letter to Sethi, informing the latter that he wanted to step down as he could not be part of an uncertain system. A PCB spokesman confirmed that Sethi had received Miandad's letter.

Miandad was appointed director-general in 2008, but his position lacked clarity. Under Zaka Ashraf in 2012, Miandad was given a formal administrative role to oversee domestic and international cricket. However, following uncertainty in the PCB top management in recent months, he has had less work on his plate.

Miandad was in contention for a coaching role with the national side on many occasions in the past. However, the former Pakistan captain chose to focus on a more extensive role in cricket administration. His third and last stint as Pakistan coach ended in 2004 after a series-loss at home to India. In November 2008, he was appointed director general by former PCB chairman Ijaz Butt, but he quit after two months due to differences with the board over the scope of his role.

He returned to the post after a brief period and has since been working with the board. As director general, Miandad had worked with the team during camps but never agreed to a full-time coaching role.

Umar Farooq is ESPNcricinfo's Pakistan correspondent. He tweets here