|Karachi, July 10 (ANI): Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad, who was recently asked by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to mentor young cricketers, has expressed his willingness to work with head coach Dav Whatmore, adding that they share a common interest of improving the players' performance.
"Whatmore and I have been assigned tasks by the board. We have one aim and that is to bring an improvement. I respect Whatmore and will have no issues in working with him. My priority is to serve my country and I will be happy to work in any capacity," The Express Tribune quoted Miandad, as saying.
PCB chief Zaka Ashraf recently asked Miandad to work with the players ahead of major tournaments including the World Twenty20 and next month's U-19 World Cup in Australia.
Miandad, who also serves as PCB's director-general, was given a similar task in 2010 by the Ijaz Butt-led board, but he had reportedly refused to work under then-coach Waqar Younis, adding that he only wanted to be answerable to the chairman.
However, the situation seems to be different this time around.
Miandad, who scored 8,832 runs in 124 Tests and 7,381 in 233 One-Day Internationals, is planning on holding extensive sessions with the batsmen.
"I have given tips to various national teams recently but this time I will make a schedule of each player and work accordingly," he said. (ANI)