Karachi:Javed Miandad's sympathetic stance for country's banned ICL players has surprised even the PCB, which thinks that his statement could prove detrimental for India's next year's tour to the strife-torn nation as it is bound irk the BCCI.
Miandad, who has been appointed as director-general of the Board, has said that the PCB must consider lifting ban on ICL players.
"On one hand the PCB is doing everything to ensure that the Indian team tours Pakistan and Miandad in an official capacity comes out with a statement on an issue which is treated very sensitively by the Indian Board officials," one source said.
"So obviously Miandad's statement has not come at the right time for the PCB," the source added.
However, the source added that Miandad's assertion was that the Indians would not tour next year due of security reasons and it was time Pakistan stopped toeing their line on the ICL.