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Miandad quits as PCB director general

Umar Farooq

February 14, 2014

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Javed Miandad presents the Inter Region U-19 One Day Tournament 2010-2011 trophy to Rawalpindi captain Umair Azam, Inter Region U-19 One Day Tournament, January 23, 2011
During his stint as director general, Javed Miandad was responsible for domestic and international cricket © Shakir Khilji
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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.

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Posted by Unconstitutional_PCB_Chief on (February 16, 2014, 16:33 GMT)

Javed Miandad is one of the greatest fighter in the game while batting in the middle. However, not an effective Administrative Material! Unfortunatily his style of administration is; any one who follows him is a good player and gets his support.

Posted by   on (February 16, 2014, 10:04 GMT)

A long term planning was required for Miandad after retirement at age of 38 .He should have been sent for some major 1-2 years management courses and he would have served Pakistan cricket for a long time. Imagine if an average cricketer like Mohammad Akram after some training courses can become bowling coach it is un thinkable what Miandad would have done for Pakistan cricket in coaching or adminstrative capacity with a genius cricketing brain.

Unfortunately the only way for Miandad to survive at PCB was to stay away from lime light which he successfully did for 5 years. Since decisions at PCB are taken on regional basis this had to happen. Another great lloss to Pakistan cricket.

Posted by   on (February 16, 2014, 5:46 GMT)

One of my favorite cricketer. But I want to know about his plan after quits. Can't he join with Mr.M.Khan to rebuild the Pakistan Cricket!

Posted by fzsTrio on (February 15, 2014, 19:53 GMT)

Good cricketing brain but lacks leadership qualities.

Posted by Anwar-Lara on (February 15, 2014, 8:39 GMT)

Finally!!........ you have been a real hero in your playing days but brought a lot of disrepute to yourself since you took up that post... Good decision.

Posted by   on (February 15, 2014, 5:12 GMT)

Miandad was a good player but as manager he lacks skill and honesty.His main aim was always to bring Faisal Iqbal into test cricket team of Pakistan.He failed miserably due to batting inability of Faisal Iqbal and his place due to nepotism of Miandad. Perhapes he should not be appointed again in any managerial post.

Posted by   on (February 15, 2014, 1:28 GMT)

Javed has not been a very effective administrator. His contribution nevertheless could have been far greater had he not been "bottled up and shelved" these past five years.

Posted by dabbadubba on (February 14, 2014, 19:48 GMT)

miandad is beyond his prime, he has not contributed to pak as a coach or a administrator.. its time to move beyond him and go for good safe options like inzamam

Posted by   on (February 14, 2014, 19:45 GMT)

he has been on this post for 5 years. He was a great player but huge question marks as a executive. Many times in past it was widely reported that it is more of a ceremonial post.

Posted by   on (February 14, 2014, 19:37 GMT)

Great player but not sure why did he took such a long to quit.

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