Former Pakistani cricketer Ramiz Raja has been elected as Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) 36th Chairman.
As per details, he has been appointed for a three-year term in a Special Meeting presided over by PCB Election Commissioner, Justice (retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed.
Raja, along with Asad Ali Khan, was nominated by PCB Patron, Prime Minister Imran Khan, to the PCB Board of Governors on August 27 for a three-year term.
Raja is Pakistan’s 18th Test and 12th ODI captain, and played 255 international matches in which he scored 8,674 runs in the period from 1984 to 1997. He has previously served the PCB as its Chief Executive from 2003-2004, has represented Pakistan on the ICC Chief Executives’ Committee and presently sits on the MCC World Cricket Committee.
He has been a successful broadcaster with world’s leading cricket networks and widely regarded as the voice of Pakistan cricket.
Raja is only the fourth former Pakistan international cricketer to head the PCB after Abdul Hafeez Kardar (1972-1977), Javed Burki (1994-1995) and Ijaz Butt (2008-2011).
Addressing the BoG 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.”