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Avoid spending money on litigation against BCCI: Miandad

Former captain and legendry batsman Javed Miandad has proposed to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) not to bother about playing bilateral series with traditional rivals India and instead focus on improving domestic cricket.
“I believe we can raise standard of our game by investing on domestic cricket and not by playing against India. We’ve broken the jinx by defeating them in ICC Champions Trophy and I’m sure we’ll continue repeating that in future provided we pay attention on the domestic cricket,” he told APP.
“This is where you can produce quality players. Other cricket playing nations are focusing on that and we should not remain behind on that front,” the erstwhile skipper added.
He urged PCB to invest in domestic cricket and avoid litigation against Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for not fulfilling Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to play series with Pakistan during 2015-2023.
The PCB had said that it would file a case against BCCI in the International Cricket Council (ICC) dispute resolution committee for non-fulfillment of the MoU. The PCB has also hired a British law firm to represent it in the case and file the compensation claim with the committee.
He said the newly-elected PCB chairman Najam Sethi should appoint former or first-class cricketers as presidents of regions, associations and zones in order to improve the game in the country.
“He must also improve his advisory board and call for cricketers like Majid Khan who can provide helping hand in improving domestic cricket,” he said.
Miandad credited Sehti for holding two successful sessions of Pakistan Super League (PSL) saying it had helped in bringing talented youngsters to fore.
Meanwhile, former cricketer Iqbal Qasim felicitated Najam Sehti for being elected as the new PCB Chairman.
“He (Sethi) has been associated directly or indirectly with the board for quite a long time. He is a seasoned man and hopefully he’ll run board’s affairs in a befitting manner,” he maintained.
He also commended Sethi for successfully conducting PSL’s first two editions adding that the League had helped Pakistan cricket in many ways.
“Sethi knows about all PCB issues and it would be easy for him to tackle them.”

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