Former great Miandad reinstated as PCB director
by AFP

Player:Javed Miandad

DateLine: 30th March 2009


Former cricket great Javed Miandad was Monday reinstated as director general of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), barely a month after resigning in an argument about lack of powers, an official said.


The 51-year-old Miandad met PCB chairman Ijaz Butt before agreeing to take back the senior position.


"I can confirm that Miandad will be re-appointed director general of the PCB from April 1 after meeting the PCB chairman. All his terms and conditions have been settled," PCB director human resources Wasim Bari told AFP.


Miandad had differences with Butt over the scope of his work, which he felt had been confined to domestic affairs.


Pakistani media reported at the time, however, that Miandad resigned from his position in a row over pay.


Miandad said he was happy to be back and vowed to help Pakistan cricket.


"I never had any issues before, nor will I now. I am at the service of Pakistan cricket and will do that to the best of my abilities," Miandad told AFP, adding that he would also serve as adviser to the PCB chairman.


"I am thankful to the chairman who was kind and asked me to help him as his adviser also. I never had any terms and conditions before, and there will be none now because I believe in the service of the game," said Miandad.


The former great, who played 124 Tests and 233 one-day internationals for Pakistan, has been appointed Pakistan cricket ambassador to China by President Asif Ali Zardari, the patron of the PCB.


Miandad held the post of national team coach on three occasions, all of which ended in acrimony.

(Article: Copyright © 2009 AFP)