Miandad to train Afghanistans cricket teamFebruary 21st, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb.21 (ANI): Top Pakistani cricket officials may have denied Javed Miandad more say in the working of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), but the veteran cricketer is in great demand in Afghanistan.
Miandad has said that he has received an invitation from Afghanistan to give tips to their cricketers.
I received a telephone call from Afghanistan’’s Sports Minister who wanted me to tour their country. I have no problems in travelling to Afghanistan and giving tips to their cricketers,” The News quoted Miandad, as saying.
He expressed hope that his tour to Afghanistan would certainly see it participating in the next World Cup scheduled for 2011.
“They must have good cricketers, that’’s why they have progressed so far and I hope my tour will benefit them in qualifying for the World Cup,” Miandad added.
Afghanistan will be playing the final round of World Cup qualifying matches from April 1 to 19, where it is pitted against teams like Kenya, the Netherlands, Bermuda, the UAE and Denmark.
The top four teams of the qualifying matches will be participating in crickets mega event which will be co- hosted by India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.
Miandad is also scheduled to tour China as Cricket Ambassador next month. (ANI)
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