Ramiz Raja, a former opener, has been named Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Ramiz is the 36th chairman of the PCB and just the fourth former international cricketer to hold the position.
Ramiz was chosen unanimously and unchallenged at a special meeting presided over by PCB Election Commissioner, Justice (retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed, and would serve as PCB chairman for three years.
On August 27, Mr. Aasim Wajid Jawad, Ms. Alia Zafar, Mr. Arif Saeed, Mr. Javed Kurieshi (all independent members), and Mr. Wasim Khan were nominated by PCB’s Patron-in-Chief, Prime Minister Imran Khan, for a three-year term on PCB’s Board of Governors (PCB Chief Executive).
The World Cup champion congratulated the board members for choosing him as chairman of the PCB. “I am grateful to all of you for choosing me as PCB Chairman, and I look forward to working with you to ensure Pakistan cricket thrives and becomes stronger, both on and off the field,” he added.
“One of my primary goals will be to instill in the Pakistan men’s cricket team the same culture, philosophy, attitude, and approach that once made Pakistan one of the most feared cricketing nations,” he said.
Ramiz is scheduled to attend a news conference shortly to discuss his selection as PCB chairman.