Ramiz Raja will removed as PCB Chairman

Ramiz Raja

The Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) has sent a summary to the Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s office with regards to changing the chairman, Ramiz Raja, of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Who will be the new chairman of PCB after Ramiz Raja?

According to sources, former PCB Chairman Najam Sethi is likely to take charge of the country’s cricket affairs once again. According to sources Ramiz Raja will leave his charge in end of this month.

Sethi also met PM Shehbaz on Saturday in Lahore, where he received the green signal for the role from the premier. Shehbaz Sharif also want to remove Ramiz Raja from the day first.

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Ramiz Raja Journey

It must be noted that former Pakistan captain and 1992 World Cup-winner, Raja, was elected unanimously and unopposed as the PCB’s 36th Chairman for a three-year term in September last year.

Raja is Pakistan’s 18th Test and 12th ODI captain, and played 255 international matches in which he scored 8,674 runs in the period from 1984 to 1997. He has previously served the PCB as its Chief Executive from 2003-2004, has represented Pakistan on the ICC Chief Executives’ Committee and presently sits on the MCC World Cricket Committee. 

The 60-year-old has also been a successful broadcaster with world’s leading cricket networks and widely regarded as the voice of Pakistan cricket.

Ramiz Raja is only the fourth former Pakistan international cricketer to head the PCB after Abdul Hafeez Kardar (1972-1977), Javed Burki (1994-1995) and Ijaz Butt (2008-2011).

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About Najam Sethi

Sethi stepped down as PCB Chairman in 2018 when Imran Khan was sworn in as the prime minister. He was appointed on a three-year term in 2017, however his sour relationship with Khan resulted in his early exit. 

Sethi has also worked as PCB Chairman in 2013 and 2014.

The restoration of PCB’s 2014 constitution is also likely to be approved by PM Shehbaz, which will pave the way for the return of departmental cricket in the country. As a result, the 2019 constitution of the PCB will be repealed.