Dawn – A day after lashing out at the government for “ruining sports in the country”, legendary cricketer Javed Miandad went on the offensive again and asked Prime Minister Imran Khan why he was trying to abolish a system he himself was the product of.

Summary

  • A day after lashing out at the government for “ruining sports in the country”, legendary cricketer Javed Miandad went on the offensive again and asked Prime Minister Imran Khan why he was trying to abolish a system he himself was the product of.
  • Miandad made those comments flanked by hockey great Islahuddin Siddiqui and squash maestro Jahangir Khan at a press conference in Karachi.
  • “Me, Islahuddin, Jahangir [Khan] and Saleem Jafer, we are all the products of this [departmental] culture,” said Miandad, who has been campaigning against Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) purported plans to scrap departmental cricket.
  • Miandad addressed his former teammate and incumbent prime minister, Imran Khan, saying: “You played in this system yourself.
  • Miandad, who played under PM Imran in their triumphant 1992 campaign, said “I was expecting from Imran Khan that he would support sports even more,” adding that “there aren’t any jobs anyway and then you’re also laying off those who had jobs.”


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