Hurt Miandad turns to India

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:08 IST

Legendary Pakistani batsman and coach Javed Miandad left for New Delhi to take up an assignment with an Indian television network.

Hurt Miandad turns to India

Islamabad :

Discarded by his country's cricket board, legendary Pakistani batsman and coach Javed Miandad left for New Delhi to take up an assignment with an Indian television network and evaluate various offers of coaching. Miandad would work as an expert commentator for Zee TV during the Asia Cup cricket tournament in Sri Lanka, beginning on Thursday, and would stay in India for over three weeks. "I have accepted to work for Zee TV despite a similar offer from some of the Pakistan Televisions and I am looking forward to a fruitful and happy stay in India which I always have had in the past," said Miandad. By accepting the new assignment, Miandad has joined the ranks of his former colleagues Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Rameez Raja and Imran Khan who have done stints as commentators in India for various channels. Still bitter about the way he was sacked by the Pakistan Cricket Board, Miandad said that he was happy that Intikhab Alam had accepted to coach Punjab and earn the distinction of being the first Pakistani cricketer to coach in India. "I am not averse to taking up coaching assignments in India. There are few offers but I will decide after talking to various Indian cricketers and officials," he said adding that he has been sounded by the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai to coach the boys at its academy. (PTI)



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