Former Pakistani skipper Raja appointed new PCB president

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistani captain Ramiz Raja (Photo) was elected the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for a three-year term after winning an unopposed election, the country’s cricket council said on Monday.

Raja, who played more than 250 international matches for Pakistan from 1984 to 1997, replace Ehsan Mani who resigned from his post last month.

After his retirement, Raja became a cricket commentator. The 59-year-old was CEO of PCB from 2003 to 2004.

“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 to the Pakistani men’s cricket team. most feared cricket, ”Raja said in a PCB statement.

“Obviously, as a former cricketer my other priority will be to look 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.”

Last week, PCB announced that head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis had stepped down from their respective roles, shortly after their team was nominated for the Twenty20 World Cup. – Reuters

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