The former Pakistan Captain Ramiz Raja has been elected as the chairman of the PCB for a period of three years in a special meeting held on Monday.
The meeting was headed by the PCB Election Commissioner, Mr Justice (retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed. Raja was nominated for the position of PCB Chairman by Imran Khan, the patron-in-chief of the board. Ramiz Raja becomes the fourth international cricketer to head the PCB after Abdul Hafeez Kardar (1972-1977), Javed Burki (1994-1995) and Ijaz Butt (2008-2011).
Addressing the Board of Governors following his election, Raja said, “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“.
“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 organization, we all need to get behind the national team and provide them the desired assistance and support so that they can produce that brand of cricket, which the fans also expect from them each time they step on to the field 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.”
Ramiz Raja has represented Pakistan in 255 International matches from 1984 to 1997 & has scored 8,674 runs. In 2003-04, he had also served as the CEO of the board & has represented Pakistan on the ICC Chief Executive’s committee & also sits on the MCC World Cricket Committee.
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