Ramiz Raja was appointed PCB president for a three-year term on Monday.© Twitter
Former cricketer Ramiz Raja has been officially named the 36th chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board for a three-year term, the country’s cricket body announced on Monday. After his appointment, the former batsman said he would work for Pakistani cricket to thrive and grow stronger. “Thank you all for electing me as Chairman of the PCB and look forward to working with you to ensure Pakistani cricket continues to thrive and grow stronger, both on and off the pitch,” said Ramiz. Raja, quoted in a PCB press release.
“One of my main goals will be to help bring the same culture, mentality, attitude and approach that once made Pakistan one of the nations of Pakistan into the Pakistani men’s cricket team. most feared cricket, ”said the former Pakistani batsman.
Mr Ramiz Raja was unanimously and unopposed as the 36th Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board for a three-year term at a special meeting chaired by the PCB Elections Commissioner Mr Justice (retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed.
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The 59-year-old only became the fourth Pakistani international cricketer to lead the PCB after Ijaz Butt, Javed Burki and Abdul Hafeez Kardar.
Raja, who had played 255 international matches for Pakistan, said he would focus on the welfare of cricketers past and present.
“Obviously, as a former cricketer my other priority will be looking at the welfare of our cricketers past and present. The game is and will always be about cricketers and as such they deserve more recognition and respect from their parent institution., “he added.
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