KARACHI: Former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad has opposed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s decision to abolish departmental cricket.
In a news conference alongside Jahangir Khan and Islahuddin Siddique held on Saturday, Miandad was critical of the prime minister’s decision, stating departmental cricket was a way for players to earn a living.
The former Pakistan legend said that till there were departmental cricket and sports, the country was making great strides.
“I can say with surety that if it wasn’t for PIA, Jahangir Khan wouldn’t be Jahangir Khan.”
Miandad said the biggest problem facing Pakistan was the country’s economy. “People want jobs, no one wants to play cricket or hockey. Their helplessness is being taken advantage of.”