Miandad offers to help Pakistan team
Pakistan's former captain and senior Pakistan Cricket Board official Javed Miandad has offered to help the national team in getting out of its current poor form.cricket Updated: Jan 11, 2010 10:35 IST
Pakistan's former captain and senior Pakistan Cricket Board official Javed Miandad has offered to help the national team in getting out of its current poor form.
Miandad, who remained coach of the national team thrice between 1998 and 2004, said although he doesn't have the time to become the full-time coach of the team but he was willing to play a role in improving the performance of the team.
"The position I am in today I can't do anything unless they ask me to do it. And some people have this wrong impression that I am just working in the board for the money. That is not true I am working in the board because the President asked me to do so," Miandad, who is presently director-general of cricket in the PCB, said.
"I had resigned in the past also from the board. I am only working because the President has given me a responsibility," he added.
Miandad, a veteran of 124 Tests, said he didn't believe in the concept of coaching because professional cricketers were paid well and were only supposed to play for their country if they performed consistently and delivered results.
"Look at Australian captain, Ricky Ponting he has scored over 11,000 runs yet when he does not delver for long there is talk about him being dropped. India is today surging ahead because they knew when was the right time to drop top players like Ganguly, Dravid, Laxman from the one-day and T20 sides," he said.