KARACHI: The Former skipper of Pakistan Javed Miandad has opposed the decision of Prime Minister Imran Khan to abolish departmental cricket.
During a news conference alongside Islahuddin Siddique and Jahangir Khan held on Saturday, Javed Miandad was critical to the decision of Prime Minister Imran Khan which stated that the departmental cricket was a way for players in which they can earn a living. The former Pakistan legend said that the country was making great strides, and added that there were departmental cricket and sports.
He said “I can say with surety that if it wasn’t for PIA, Jahangir Khan wouldn’t be Jahangir Khan.”
According to Javed Miandad, economy of the country is the biggest problem that Pakistan is facing. He said “People want jobs; no one wants to play cricket or hockey. Their helplessness is being taken advantage of.”
He further added that the Prime Minister Imran Khan had played country cricket himself
Javed Miandad further said Prime Minister Imran Khan had himself played country cricket in England. “Were we crazy to play there? We played because of the money.”
Miandad added that “Imran Khan ask your PTI supporters who you have taken votes from if what we are saying is correct or is what you are saying correct.”
The reports mentioned that the Prime Minister Imran Khan is Patron in Chief of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and he has asked that the chairman Ehsan Mani to abolish the roles of department in cricket structure and to restrict the domestic first-class tournaments to six provincial teams.