Miandad appointed Director General PCB

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cricket legend and former Pakistan captain and coach Javed Miandad has been appointed director-general of the Pakistan Cricket Board here on Wednesday.

Talking with Geo News, Javed Miandad said that he thanked chairman PCB for assigning him this responsibility.

He said that he would make his best efforts to help the Pakistan cricket team to regain its lost place.

Miandad, 51, said that as director-general PCB, he would look after all local and international cricket affairs.

Javed Miandad was one of the best batsmen in the world of cricket. He represented Pakistan in international cricket for almost 20 years.

He also captained Pakistan in Test and One-day International cricket. After retiring from cricket in 1996, he coached the national team for two times and played an important role in building a good image of Pakistan in international cricket.

He scored 8,832 runs at an average of 52.57 with 23 hundreds and 43 fifties. He also made 7,381 runs (ave 41.70) with eight centuries and 50 half-centuries in One-day international cricket.

In first-class cricket, Miandad scored 28,663 runs (ave 53.37) with 80 hundreds and 139 fifties.

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