Javed Miandad has said his view that the Pakistan Cricket Board must boycott India matches in future ICC events if bilateral cricket ties are not restored between the states.
Javed Miandad believes it is time Pakistan “responded with bricks to stone” and boycott India matches in future events. (Getty Images)
To enjoying boycott matches against India in ICC events legendary Pakistan cricketer Javed Miandad has called.
The veteran of 124 Tests, that also coached the group thrice, stated it was time Pakistan took a solid position on cricket ties with India keeping in mind national pride and interest.
“It’s time we responded with bricks to stone. There is not any need for us if they’re unwilling to restore ties to play at any given forum with India. We should also boycott playing against them in all ICC events,” he said.
Miandad said it had been useless begging India and bilateral cricket to play.
“I think when we do not play India at ICC events along with the ICC suffers financial losses and their events shed significance and colour, only than we’ll probably be treated with respect and we’ll be observed on a equal degree at any moment,” he said.
He said the international cricket community will realise that the injustice being done into Pakistan cricket by the Indians.
Miandad noticed that India and Pakistan were both members of the ICC executive board and the members hadn’t accepted that injustice has been done to Pakistan.
“When the ICC board isn’t able to convince India to alter its position why if they expect us to play at the ICC events with India?” He inquired.
The captain felt by taking its compensation claim to the ICC disputes resolution 24, that the PCB only went to waste money.
“The same money, 100 crores rupees or more, can be pumped into our cricket infrastructure because nobody will hear us as India is very influential and strong at the ICC degree. I see it as a waste of time and money,” Miandad said.
Miandad said that the Indians had taken advantage of the fluid stance of Pakistan and the mistake was supposed to go to India at 2012 and play the limited over series there.
“We also called it a good gesture but they use it and earned millions and in return we have nothing. And our failure to take a strong policy decision on ties with India has resulted in humiliation for us many instances,” he said.
He said Pakistan shouldn’t run following India to play some other series and nation’s pride and respect ought to be given high priority.
“Boycott them at ICC events. Have a position and see what’s going to happen. We’ve got nothing to lose,” Miandad said.