Our cricket will not die if we don't play with India: Miandad


Karachi, Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has advised the country's Cricket Board to develop the game's structure in their nation rather than focussing on playing with India. Speaking to mediapersons at a function here, the 60-year-old said,"They don't want to play with us so be it. Our cricket will not die if we don't play with India. We should move on and forget about them." Miandad also said that the gentleman's game cannot have an end in Pakistan beside pointing out that the country's cricket has improved in the recent past. "They haven't played against us since the last 10 years, so what? Has our cricket gone down? no we have done well. The Champions Trophy win is an example. Cricket cannot die in Pakistan. We have also survived without international cricket at home since 2009." Significantly, arch-rivals India and Pakistan have not clashed in any bilateral series since 2012 owing to political tensions between the government of the two countries.