Ramiz Raja elected as new PCB chairman

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja has been elected unopposed as the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) today.

The PCB’s top post fell vacant after Ehsan Mani stepped down after completing his 3-year term last month.

The election for the new chairman of PCB was held in Lahore today.

The PCB’s Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed conducted the election and presided over the special meeting to elect the 36th PCB Chairman.

Aasim Wajid Jawad, Alia Zafar, Asad Ali Khan, Arif Saeed, Javed Kurieshi, Ramiz Raja and Wasim Khan are members of the BoG and will attend the special meeting to elect the new PCB chairman.

Ramiz Raja vows to ensure Pakistan cricket grow stronger   

Addressing the BoG meeting following his election, Ramiz Raja said, “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.”

“One of my key focuses will be to help introduce in the Pakistan men’s cricket team the same culture, mind-set, attitude and approach that once made Pakistan one of the most feared cricket playing nations,” he said.

The newly elected PCB chief said that as an organisation, we all need to get behind the national team and provide them the desired assistance and support so that they can produce that brand of cricket, which the fans also expect from them each time they step on to the field of play.

“Obviously, as a former cricketer, my other priority will be to look into the welfare of our past and present cricketers. The game has and will always be about the cricketers and, as such, they deserve more recognition and respect from their parent institution,” he added

Following the election, the newly-elected PCB chairman will address a press conference at the Bob Woolmer Indoor School at 2:15 pm.

As per the PCB COVID-19 Protocols, which are designed to ensure health and wellbeing of all involved, only reporters and correspondents who are fully vaccinated and have immunisation certificates are invited to attend the media conference. 

Ramiz Raja advises cricketers to focus on cricket 

Earlier on September 7, Ramiz Raja met the cricketers and advised them to don’t pay attention to the changes in the PCB and focus on their cricket.

During a meeting held at the National High-Performance Center in Lahore, Raja told the players about his vision and roadmap.

Interim coaches Saqlain Mushtaq and Abdul Razzaq were also present in the meeting.