The former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has expressed displeasure with the current ranking system as he is not at all amused with the current ranking system of the International Cricket Council (ICC) despite the fact that the Pakistan team has climbed to the no.1 spot just 2 days back for the first time in 13 years.
Miandad though was quite happy with Pakistan team taking a giant stride but still feels that ICC should come up with a better system
“The present system is not satisfactory as there is not a proper system to rank a team on the matches it plays on home and away basis,
“In the existing system it is very difficult for a team to maintain its top ranking and positions change quickly,
“How can a team be judged and ranked at the top unless it plays equal number of home and away matches,
“Pakistan has not been able to play home matches since 2009 and they don’t have the advantage of home crowds and home conditions. And to grab the top spot despite these problems is a big achievement,” he told PTI.
“The good thing is that our selectors and management didn’t tinker around with the Test side a lot and there was continuity in selection and this has now brought us positive results in England and made us the number one side.” added Miandad.
The legendary cricketer has surely made a valid point as Pakistan team from last two years apart from this England tour has not played any overseas series, also they are deprived of home advantage and surely the current ranking is not the true reflection of their capability. ICC needs to come up with an unbiased system.
Pakistan grabbed the number one spot after the fourth Test match between India and West Indies ended in a draw due to persistent rain.