Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who is also PCB’s patron-in-chief, has decided to replace cricket board chairman Ramiz Raja.
A well-placed source in the government that former PCB chairman Najam Sethi met with PM Shehbaz Sharif in Lahore wherein matters pertaining to the restoration of the 2014 Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Constitution and departmental cricket came under discussion.
The Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) has given a summary of Najam Sethi’s nomination as the new head of the PCB and the reinstatement of the 2014 PCB Constitution to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, according to further sources.
It is important to note that Imran Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan, appointed Ramiz Raja as PCB chairman on September 13, 2021.
Najam, 73, first served as chairman in 2013 but had to fight a legal battle with Chaudhry Muhammad Zaka Ashraf. He returned to charge in 2014 but Shahryar Khan was named chairman and Sethi was given charge of the powerful executive committee.
In August 2017, he was re-appointed chairman of the board but a year later, he stepped down after Imran Khan took charge as Prime Minister and announced his successor, former ICC President Ehsan Mani, as the new head of the cricket board.