Rameez Raja formally elected chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board

September 13, 2021

Former Pakistan captain and renowned cricket commentator Ramiz Raja on Monday became the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after being elected “unanimously and unopposed”, according to a press release issued by the board.
A special meeting of the Board of Governors elected the 36th Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), local media reported.
The PCB Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed presided over a Special Meeting of the PCB’s Board of Governors during which Ramiz Raja was elected.
Ramiz Raja, along with Asad Ali Khan, was nominated by Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is also the patron-in-chief of the PCB, in the PCB Board of Governors on 27 August for a three-year term.
Addressing the members of BoG following his election, Ramiz Raja thanked them for supporting him and reposing trust in his candidacy for the post.
“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 said.
Profile
Ramiz 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 and has represented Pakistan on the ICC Chief Executives’ Committee. Currently, he is a member of the MCC World Cricket Committee.
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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