Ramiz Raja Officially Becomes the Chairman of the PCB
Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja, a member of the 1992 World Cup-winning team, has been unanimously and unopposed as the 36th chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board PCB. Ramiz Raja was given the charge for three years in a meeting chaired by PCB Election Commissioner Retired Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, the patron of the PCB, nominated Ramiz Raja and Asad Ali Khan for the post of PCB chairman at the PCB Board of Governors meeting on 28 August.
Ramiz Raja has played 255 international matches in his playing career. He scored 84 runs from 1984 to 1996. Pakistan’s 17th Test and 12th ODI captain Ramiz Raja.
Ramiz had earlier served as the chief executive of the Pakistan Cricket Board in 2003-04. He is currently a member of the MCC’s World Cricket Committee. He has worked as a commentator for various broadcasting companies, known as the Voice of Pakistan Cricket.
Ramiz Raja is the 4th Pakistani cricketer (international) to head the PCB. Earlier, Abdul Hafiz Quader (1982-198), Javed Burki (1994-1995), and Ijaz Butt (2007-2011) sat in the top chair of the PCB.
After becoming the chairman of the PCB, Ramiz Raja said to the Board of Governors, “I am grateful to everyone for giving me the responsibility of the chairman of the PCB. I am working with all of you to make Pakistan cricket strong on the field and off the field.
Ramiz added, “My main focus will be to bring back to the Pakistan national team the culture, mindset, attitude, approach that once made Pakistan cricket the most feared team. As an organization, we all need to support the national team and help them in every way possible so that they can build that brand of cricket.
‘As a former cricketer, my other priority will be to see the welfare of former and current cricketers. This game has cricketers, will have. That is why they deserve respect and recognition from the PCB.
Mr Ramiz Raja has been elected unanimously and unopposed as Pakistan Cricket Board’s 36th Chairman for a three-year term in a Special Meeting presided over by PCB Election Commissioner, Mr Justice (retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed.
— PCB Media (@TheRealPCBMedia) September 13, 2021