Follow Us:
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Imran Khan has ruined Pakistan cricket, claims Javed Miandad

Former cricketer Javed Miandad claimed that his teammate and current Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has ruined the sport in his country.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: August 12, 2020 5:59:00 pm
Miandad, ImranJaved Miandad and Imran Khan

Javed Miandad on Tuesday claimed that his former teammate and current Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has ruined cricket in his country. According to Miandad the present officials appointed in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have zero knowledge and have destroyed the 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 released on his YouTube channel.

Miandad also noted that the decision to shut departmental cricket in the country has left many young cricketers unemployed.

“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.

Best of Express Premium
Newsmaker | Eknath Shinde: No. 2 after the Thackerays, backer of BJP, MVA...Premium
UPSC Key-June 30, 2022: Why to read ‘Collective Responsibility’ or ‘Inver...Premium
TN Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan: ‘Don’t know of a ...Premium
Efforts to estimate poverty from 2011-21 are commendable, given absence o...Premium

Miandad also lashed out at Pakistan’s World Cup-winning skipper for not paying adequate attention on how the PCB is being functioned.

“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 concluded.

UPSC KEY Have you seen our section dedicated to helping USPC aspirants decode daily news in the context of their exams?

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard