Miandad urges Pakistan to boycott India in ICC events

Unhappy with India’s stand to not play Pakistan in bilateral series, legendary Pakistan cricketer Javed Miandad has urged Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to boycott matches against India in the ICC events

“It is time we responded with bricks to stones. There is no need for us to play with India at any forum if they are not willing to restore bilateral ties. We should also boycott playing against them in all ICC events,” he said.

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He added, “I think when we don’t play India in ICC events and the ICC suffers financial losses and their events lose significance and colour, only than we will be treated with respect and we will be heard on a equal level at any forum.”

Miandad who coached the national team of Pakistan thrice, claimed the Indians had taken full advantage of Pakistan’s fluid stance and the biggest mistake was to go to India in 2012 and play the short limited over series there.

“We called it a good gesture but they took advantage of it and earned millions and in return we got nothing. And our failure to take a strong policy decision on ties with India has resulted in embarrassment for us many times,” he signed off.

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com