PCB Chief Ramiz Raja might be resigning because of Imran Khan

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PCB Chief Ramiz Raja might be resigning because of Imran Khan

PCB Chief Ramiz Raja might be resigning because of Imran Khan

13 Apirl2022

Author 77baji

According to rumours, Ramiz Raja is considering stepping down as Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) following Imran Khan's removal as the country's state president.

Ramiz has made numerous changes to the PCB since taking over as administrator last September, and he has also circled back to Imran's emphasis on domestic cricket structure, despite the fact that there are only six first-class provincial teams.

According to reports, on Imran's persuasion, Ramiz agreed to become the chairman of the Board. All the players who played under his captaincy, including Ramiz, have a lot of esteem and respect for Imran.

Ramiz was highly established in his job as a commentator, TV personality, and expert, and he was swamped with work. However, at Imran's request, he agreed to give up all of his media contacts and take over as chairman of the board.

Ramiz had also told the PM that he would only stay on the Board till Imran Khan became Prime Minister. According to reports, with Imran Khan being out as Prime Minister, who is also Patron-in-Chief of the Board and directly assigns the executive for a thorough political race process, it is quite unlikely that Ramiz Raja would stay on unless the new Premier decides he should continue his duties.

Soon after taking over, he told Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis that they were no longer needed as the national team's head coach and bowling coach, respectively, and that they should quit.

He also asked Grant Bradburn, the head of the Lahore high-performance centre, and a few other mentors to leave. His most significant move was to create circumstances in which Wasim Khan would resign as Chairman of the Board.

Ramiz has since hired a new CEO, but with Imran's administration being gone, it's unclear what will happen to the new arrangements on the Board, as it's a well-known truth that political changes have a significant impact on Pakistan cricket's setup.