Ramiz Raja is the fourth former Pakistani cricketer to go the PCB
September 13, 2021
LAHORE: Former captain Ramiz Raja Monday vowed to take Pakistan cricket to new highs after he was elected unanimously and unopposed because the Pakistan Cricket Board’s 36th chairman for a three-year time period.
The PCB Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed presided over a Special Meeting of the PCB’s Board of Governors throughout which Ramiz Raja was elected.
Ramiz Raja, together with Asad Ali Khan, was nominated by Prime Minister Imran Khan, who can be the patron-in-chief of the PCB, within the PCB Board of Governors on 27 August for a three-year time period.
Addressing the members of BoG following his election, Ramiz Raja thanked them for supporting him and reposing belief in his candidacy for the publish.
“I am thankful to all of you for electing me as the PCB Chairman and look forward to working with you to ensure Pakistan cricket continues to thrive and grow stronger, both on and off-the-field,” he mentioned.
He mentioned: “One of my key focuses will be to help introduce in the Pakistan men’s cricket team the same culture, mind-set, attitude and approach that once made Pakistan one of the most feared cricket playing nations.”
As an organisation, he mentioned, all of us have to get behind the nationwide group and supply them the specified help and help in order that they’ll produce that model of cricket, which the followers additionally anticipate from them every time they step on to the sector of play.
“Obviously, as a former cricketer, my other priority will be to look into the welfare of our past and present cricketers. The game has and will always be about the cricketers and, as such, they deserve more recognition and respect from their parent institution,” he added
Ramiz Raja is Pakistan’s 18th Test and 12th ODI captain, and performed 255 worldwide matches wherein he scored 8,674 runs within the interval from 1984 to 1997.
He has beforehand served the PCB as its Chief Executive from 2003-2004 and has represented Pakistan on the ICC Chief Executives’ Committee. Currently, he’s a member of the MCC World Cricket Committee.
Ramiz Raja is just the fourth former Pakistan worldwide cricketer to go the PCB after Abdul Hafeez Kardar (1972-1977), Javed Burki (1994-1995) and Ijaz Butt (2008-2011).
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