According to a press release released by the board, former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja was voted “unanimously and unchallenged” as the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday.
Only three international cricketers, Abdul Hafeez Kardar (1972-1977), Javed Burki (1994-1995), and Ijaz Butt (2008-2011), have led the PCB since 1948.
According to a PCB news release, Raja told the other board members, “I am grateful 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 develop stronger, both on and off the field.”
Ramiz Raja played 255 international matches and scored 8,674 runs throughout his international career, which spanned 1984 to 1997. Ramiz became a renowned pundit after retirement, thanks to his experience, intelligence, and comprehension of cricket.
“One of my main goals will be to help instill the same culture, philosophy, attitude, and approach in the Pakistan men’s cricket squad that previously made Pakistan one of the most feared cricketing nations.” He went on to say.
Since he is likely to make some policy announcements on Pakistan’s cricket organization, the selection committee structure, and other critical matters. That is why critics of the game believe that Ramiz Raja is a fantastic option, and that he will help Pakistani cricket reach new heights.