Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has forwarded his opinion that the players of the national team should follow the code of conduct laid down by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) while commenting on Younus Khan’s controversial comments about Test captain Misbahul Haq and coach Waqar Younus.
The man who hit the historic six in Sharjah added that it is up to the players to realise what they can and what they cannot say under the PCB’s code of conduct.
"I really don't know in what context Younus has made his remarks but definitely players must follow the code of conduct and it is the job of the PCB to ensure this happens," said Miandad, while speaking to a state television sports channel.
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Sri Lanka batting legend Sanath Jayasuriya backed Miandad insisting that the cricket boards and their code of conduct should be respected by players all across the world.
"From what I have heard if Younus has said he wants to captain the team again, that is his opinion and he can have that, there is nothing wrong with that but in other issues it is job of board to convince players to follow the code for them," said Jayasuriya.
Thrice national team coach Miandad further added that PCB should talk directly to Younus and allow him to present his viewpoint.
"Younus has given a lot to Pakistan cricket and he deserves to be heard by board officials. He must be heard on his desire to play ODI cricket or his ambition to captain the team. But yes I don't think Younus needed to also talk about these things in public he should have talked to the board. There are some things players shouldn't discuss in public," added Miandad.
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Miandad also said that Younus' comments about not comparing him with Misbah were not right.
"I don't know but what happens now when both sit in the same dressing room. These things cause problems and every player has his band of supporters in the team. And when misunderstandings happens it encourages groupings and it is not good for the team," he said.
Younus, in his controversial comments in two interviews, said no should compare him with Misbah since the latter batted down the order and he batted up the order and secondly he (Younus) was more experienced and had scored more runs and was younger to Misbah so there was no comparison.
Pakistan's test off-spinner, Saqlain Mushtaq, however, felt that both Younus and Misbah were mature and sensible persons and there be no problems between them or in the dressing room.