"PCB should cancel contracts of indisciplined players"india Updated: Oct 12, 2006 18:28 IST
Former captain Javed Miandad wants Pakistan Cricket Board to cancel the central contracts of those players who have been guilty of indiscipline and fetched a bad name to the country.
Referring to recent incidents like the Oval Test fiasco, Younis Khan's flip-flop on captaincy and players' complaints about their positions in batting order, Miandad said it was obvious the players did not deserve the central contracts.
"The central contracts appear to have no meaning for the players. In other countries such contracts bind a player to the discipline and code of conduct of the Board concerned in return for a monthly salary besides match fees," he told PTI today.
The PCB has awarded contracts to around 20 players with those in the top grade getting a monthly salary of Rs 250,000.
"Now it transpires that Inzamam-ul-Haq refused to listen to advice from our Board officials to carry on play in the Oval Test. Than Younis Khan decides all of a sudden to relinquish the captaincy. These incidents show the discipline needs to be improved in the team," Miandad said.
"Nowhere else can players do such things and get away with it," he added.
Zaheer Abbas, Pakistan team manager in England, confirmed that he himself, then PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan, and other Board officials had tried to convince Inzamam to carry on the playing in the Oval Test but he refused to listen to them. More