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Miandad appointed director general of PCB

The former Pakistan captain and coach Javed Miandad has been appointed director general of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

KARACHI // The former Pakistan captain and coach Javed Miandad has been appointed director general of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Miandad, 51, appeared in 124 tests and 233 one day internationals and is Pakistan's leading Test run scorer with 8832 runs. His third stint as Pakistan coach ended in 2004 after a home series loss to India and he has since had an acrimonious relationship with the PCB.

"Miandad will be looking after all cricket-related matters in the board," the PCB chief operating officer Saleem Altaf said. Miandad said his immediate priority was to improve the domestic cricket structure in the country, as well as increasing professionalism in Pakistan cricket. "I want to have a system of checks and balances for all cricket related matters," he said. Miandad is the fourth former Test player to be brought into key positions on the board by the chairman Ejaz Butt, a former Test player himself.

Since last month Butt has appointed Saleem Altaf as the chief operating officer, Wasim Bari as the director of human resources and Aamer Sohail as the director of the cricket academy. *Reuters