Miandad resigns from PCB Director General's post

Published: Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 15:23 [IST]
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Mianded quits as PCB director

Lahore: The Director General of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Javed Miandad, resigned with immediate effect on Wednesday.

Talking with Geo News, Miandad said that he cannot tolerate any interference into his matters while discharging his duties nor he can take any dictation in this regard.

He said that he was asked to look after all cricketing matters of the board but he feels that he has been restricted only to domestic cricket.

Miandad further said that he wanted to serve the country in the field of cricket, but unfortunately he is not being given the opportunity.

However, he said that President Asif Ali Zardari placed him on the governing board of the PCB and he would continue to work as its member.

Miandad''s resignation comes less than 24 hours after emergency meetings with officials, former and current players resulted in Younis Khan taking over the Pakistan captaincy from Shoaib Malik.

The PCB had pressed the panic button after Pakistan's humiliating defeat in the last ODI against Sri Lanka and Miandad''s resignation is further indication of the tension simmering in the country''s cricket establishment.

Miandad was appointed in November 2008. At that time it was not a surprise as his name had been linked to several roles in the board, and he had also met Ijaz Butt, the chairman of the PCB.


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