Miandad not ready to work under Waqar

Islamabad: Pakistan Cricket Board`s decision to appoint former Test captain Javed Miandad as batting and fielding consultant with the national team has run into trouble.

The reason is Miandad is not willing to accept the terms and conditions of his contract as batting consultant.

The PCB recently made an offer to Miandad to take over as batting and fielding consultant of the Pakistan cricket team on the upcoming tour to New Zealand. But in the offer letter, the board made it clear to Miandad, who is also the director general cricket in the PCB that he would work under the supervision of head coach, Waqar Younis.

Sources close to Miandad said that in the offer letter, the former great was told that he would have to work under Waqar and get his approval before working with any player.

"Miandad has been told that he would be answerable to Waqar and would have to share his ideas and concepts with him and get his approval. Miandad has also been told that he would have no role at all in the selection of teams," the source said.

He said that Miandad given his seniority (124 Tests) and position in the board was obviously not willing to accept the terms and conditions of the board.

"Waqar has played under Miandad when he was captain and coach and it was Miandad who groomed him in his early days in international cricket. Clearly it is illogical for the board to expect Miandad to accept such conditions," the source added.

The source also said that Miandad had sent a letter to the board today in which he had made it clear that he was only answerable to the Chairman of the PCB and not to anyone else.

When contacted, the former captain only said that he was not available to accompany the team to New Zealand because of his commitments.

"I can`t do fulltime coaching but I am available to help the players when the training camp begins in Lahore next week," he said.

He declined to comment on the offer made to him by the board and its terms and conditions.

Sources had also confirmed that Pakistan manager, Intikhab Alam was also not very keen to have Miandad as part of the coaching staff on tour.


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