Avoid spending money on litigation against BCCI: Miandad

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) not to bother about playing bilateral series with arch-rivals India and instead focus on improving domestic cricket.

The PCB has said it will file a case against the BCCI in the International Cricket Council (ICC) dispute resolution committee for non-fulfillment of their Memorandum of Under­standing (MoU) to play bilateral series during 2015-2023.

The PCB has also hired a British law firm to represent it in the case and file the compensation claim with the committee.

“I believe we can raise standard of our game by investing on domestic cricket rather than playing against India. We’ve broken the jinx by defeating them in ICC Champions Trophy final and I’m sure we’ll continue repeating that in future provided we pay attention on the domestic cricket. “Other cricketing nations are focusing on that and we should not remain behind on that front.”

Miandad added that 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 Sethi for holding two successful seasons of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), saying it had helped in bringing talented youngsters to fore.

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