Former Pakistan captain and national team coach Javed Miandad has rejoined the Pakistan Cricket Board as its Director General Operations.
It may be recalled that Miandad had quit the post in January, citing poor contractual terms, ‘I did not have enough control over cricketing matters,’ he had said. However, after holding meetings with the PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt, and after Butt’s meetings with the Senate Standing Committee on Sport, it was decided to call Miandad back.
The former great has vowed to help rebuild cricket in Pakistan, focusing at the grass-root levels.
While one can understand that Miandad’s cricketing knowledge and acumen is unmatched in terms of skill and experience, it remains unclear how he will fit in as a DG Operations?
Does he have the man-management skills and experience to resurrect the basic structure of the game in Pakistan?
Would he be better suited to the role of coaching young, aspiring cricketers instead?