Miandad says corruption made him step down as Pak coach

Karachi, Sept.9 (ANI): Former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad has said that his decision to step down from the post of national coach in 1999 was due to the corruption and unethical practices happening within the team.

Miandad revealed that spot-fixing activities were weakening the roots of Pakistan cricket at that time, the Express Tribune reported.

The 58-year-old added that his conscious didn’t allow him to continue as a coach after knowing that players were openly indulging in illegal activities.

Meanwhile, the then chairman of PCB, Khalid Mehmood had commented last week that Maindad called it quit as he wanted more control in selection decision.

Reacting to Mehmood’s statement, the veteran player said that he warned Mehmood to take action but he didn’t believe him, which is why Pakistan cricket is extremely damaged right now.

Miandad played 124 Tests and 233 ODIs for his nation and also served as Director-General cricket in the PCB. (ANI)

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