Pakistan legendary cricketer, Javed Miandad has made some interesting claims on match-fixing. Notably, he made these claims after looking at the coaching staff of his national side. Recently, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed Matthew Hayden as a mentor and Shaun Tait as a bowling coach. The 1992 World Cup winner pondered on the development and spoke about how the current players’ futures are dark.
During a conversation, the right-hander started by raising the question of current Pakistan players. He said that players from his generation played county cricket but that’s not the case with current players.
“Ham logon ne County kheli hai, magar aaj jo ye ladke khel rahe hain, inka future kya hai? (We have played County, but those who are playing right now, what’s their future?),” said Miandad on Cricket Pakistan.
After this, the 65-year-old was asked about Vernon Philander working as bowling coach during the 2021 20-20 World Cup. To which he said “Lao na inko, inse ham log question karenge. Puchein toh sahi ham bhi, batao cricket ke baare me. (Bring them to the studio, we will ask them questions. We also want to know what they know about cricket),” Miandad said.
Fixing happened because of financial and future insecurity: Javed Miandad
The former Glamorgan player also spoke about the match-fixing era that still haunts Pakistan fans. He claimed that the players who were involved in this had financial and future insecurities.
“Apne logon ko dekhein, apne logon ne jo cricket kheli hai. Mujhe aisa kuch nahi hai, mujhe badi offers aati hain par main nahi jaata. Ye jo players khel rahe hain, ab ye aaj khel rahe hain. Inka future kya hai? Unko pata hai ki aaj maine kuch nahi kiya, toh kal main kya karunga? Fixing iss vajah se hui thi. Sabko dar tha ki ye kaat naa de hamko. (Look at our crickets who have played cricket in the past. I’m not talking about myself, I’ve received a lot of offers in the past but I don’t go. What will happen to players who are there right now? They know they don’t have anywhere to go if they don’t perform. Fixing happened because of this very reason. Everyone was scared that their career will be over),” said the Pakistan great.