Miandad wants PCB to respond to India’s ‘stones with bricks’
Legendary Pakistan cricketer Javed Miandad calls on the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to boycott India at ICC events and respond to ‘stones with bricks’.
The former Pakistan captain and coach said that it was time Pakistan took a strong stance on cricket ties with India keeping in mind national interest and pride, according to DNA India report.
"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,” Miandad said.
“We should also boycott playing against them in all ICC events.
Miandad feels that it is useless to continue to beg India to play bilateral cricket with Pakistan.
"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 feels that the other cricketing nations have not acknowledged the injustice done to Pakistan cricket by India and boycotting India will make the international community realize that injustice was being done to Pakistan.
“If the ICC board is not able to convince India to change it's stance why should they expect us to play in the ICC events with India?" he asked.
The former captain felt the PCB was only going to waste valuable money by taking its compensation claim to the ICC disputes resolution committee.
"The same money, 100 crores rupees or more, can be pumped into our cricket infrastructure because no one will listen to us as India is very influential and strong in the ICC level. I see it as a waste of time and money," Miandad said.
He said that the country’s pride was at stake and a strong stance is necessary.
"Boycott them in ICC events. Take a stance and see what will happen. We have nothing to lose."