Karachi: Former Pakistan captain and coach Javed Miandad has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board to stop running after the BCCI to resume bilateral ties.

Javed Miandad
Javed Miandad

Miandad said the inflammatory statements given by Indian leaders and ministers were most unfortunate and would not help Indo-Pak cricket relations.

“I don’t think these inflammatory statements are a true reflection of the feelings of the Indian masses towards Pakistan and they are not helping us move forward in improving ties,” Miandad said at a function here on Saturday.

Miandad said that given the attitude of the Indian cricket board it was advisable for the PCB to stop running after them and focus on organising series against other teams.

“Pakistan has always been superior to India in cricket and we have more raw cricketing talent compared to them. Their cricket is surviving on money and commercialism,” the former great claimed.

“It is good if both countries can resume bilateral ties but not at the cost of our self-respect and pride,” he added.