Former opener Pakistan Ramiz Raja was elected chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) at a special Board of Directors (BoG) meeting at the National High-Performance Center (NHPC) in Lahore on Monday. PCB Electoral Commissioner, Justice (retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed, held the election and chaired the meeting, during which Raja was unanimously elected and unopposed by BoG members.
PCB Board Meeting:
PCB Chief Executive Officer Wasim Khan and other members, Aasim Wajid Jawad, Alia Zafar, Asad Ali Khan, Arif Saeed, and Javed Kurieshi, of BoG, attended the meeting. Former Pakistani captain and 1992 World Cup winner Ramiz Raja and Asad Ali Khan were appointed by PCB Patron, Prime Minister Imran Khan, to the PCB of Governors Board on August 27 for three years.
Ramiz Raja played in 255 International Matches:
Ramiz Raja is the 18th Test and 12th ODI captain of Pakistan and has played in 255 international matches where he scored 8,674 runs from 1984 to 1997. He previously served on the PCB as its Chief Executive from 2003-2004, represented Pakistan on the ICC Executive Committee, and currently sits on the MCC International Cricket Committee. He has been a successful broadcaster with leading cricket networks and is widely regarded as the voice of Pakistan cricket.
The World Cup winner thanked board members:
Speaking to the BoG after his selection, Ramiz Raja said: Thank you to all of you for appointing me as Chairman of the PCB. I look forward to working with you to ensure that Pakistani cricket continues to grow vigorously, both on and off the field.
“One of my main focuses will be on introducing the Pakistani men’s cricket team to the culture, thinking, ethics, and approach that once made Pakistan one of the most feared cricketing countries. As an organization, we all need to go back to the national team and give them the help they need and support to produce that kind of cricket, which is also expected of their fans every time they step into the stadium.
“Obviously, as a former cricketer, one of my priorities will be to look after the welfare of our past and present cricket players. The game was about cricket players and will always be, and as a result, they deserve more recognition and respect at their parents ’institution. ”
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