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

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  • Mohsin 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.

  • Dummy4 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.

  • Dummy4 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!

  • Shahid on February 15, 2014, 19:53 GMT

    Good cricketing brain but lacks leadership qualities.

  • Murtaza 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.

  • Dummy4 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.

  • Dummy4 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.

  • avid 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

  • Dummy4 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.

  • Dummy4 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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