Miandad resigned over pay dispute, says PCB

January 31st, 2009 - 8:31 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Jan 31, (ANI): Sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board said on Saturday that former director-general and captain Javed Miandad resigned over a pay dispute.
According to sources, Miandad was offered Rs. 5,00,000 per month, which he refused.
A local newspaper published a handwritten letter from PCBs human resources director Wasim Bari to COO Salim Altaf after discussing the contract with Miandad.
In letter, Bari supported Miandad completely and asked the PCB to pay him on the same terms as agreed with ex-Pakistani coach Geoff Lawson.
The letter also revealed that Miandad wanted full charge of all cricketing affairs to bring the desired results.
Miandad, however, said his resignation was not linked to his pay.
Salary was not the issue because if I wanted money then I could have become the coach of national team, which the PCB offered me last October, Miandad said.
According to the contract, I was asked to look after domestic cricket, development of the game and grounds, which was not what I wanted to do for the promotion of cricket in the country, he added.
Miandad has already held the post of national team coach three times.
He is the highest run getter in Test matches for Pakistan with 8,832 runs in 124 Tests. (ANI)

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