Ramiz elected as PCB’s thirty sixth Chairman

PCB Chairman declares plans to launch U19 T20 league and in addition to determine excessive efficiency centres

in inside Sindh and Balochistan

LAHORE   –  Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja was elected unanimously and unopposed because the Pakistan Cricket Board’s thirty sixth Chairman for a three-year time period in a particular assembly presided over by the PCB Election Commissioner Justice (R) Sheikh Azmat Saeed. 

Ramiz, together with Asad Ali Khan, was nominated by the PCB Patron, Prime Minister Imran Khan, on the PCB Board of Governors on August 27 for a three-year time period, the place they joined Aasim Wajid Jawad, Alia Zafar, Arif Saeed, Javed Kurieshi (all unbiased members) and Wasim Khan (PCB Chief Govt). 

Ramiz is Pakistan’s 18th Check and twelfth ODI captain, and performed 255 worldwide matches wherein he scored 8,674 runs within the interval from 1984 to 1997. He has beforehand served the PCB as its Chief Govt 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 profitable broadcaster with world’s main cricket networks and broadly considered the voice of Pakistan cricket. He’s solely the fourth former Pakistan worldwide cricketer to move the PCB after Abdul Hafeez Kardar (1972-1977), Javed Burki (1994-1995) and Ijaz Butt (2008-2011).

Addressing the BoG following his election, Ramiz mentioned: “I’m grateful to all of you for electing me because the PCB Chairman and stay up for working with you to make sure Pakistan cricket continues to thrive and develop stronger, each on and off-the-field. “One in every of my key focuses will likely be to assist introduce within the Pakistan males’s cricket workforce the identical tradition, mind-set, perspective and method that after made Pakistan one of the crucial feared cricket enjoying nations. 

“As an organisation, all of us have to get behind the nationwide workforce and supply them the specified help and assist in order that they’ll produce that model of cricket, which the followers additionally count on from them every time they step on to the sector of play. “Clearly, as a former cricketer, my different precedence will likely be to look into the welfare of our previous and current cricketers. The sport has and can at all times be in regards to the cricketers and, as such, they deserve extra recognition and respect from their father or mother establishment,” he asserted. 

In the meantime in his inaugural press convention as PCB chairman, Ramiz heaped reward on former head coach Misbahul Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis for ‘working arduous with honesty’. The duo had left their jobs abruptly and unceremoniously final week. He mentioned ‘an entire overhaul’ of the system was required on a number of tiers. “I at all times thought that if I received the prospect to serve at this place, I’d reset the imaginative and prescient a bit. I believe cricket’s compass and path have to be reset. There are some long run and a few brief time period objectives,” he mentioned. 

He lamented the state of home cricket at membership and college ranges, vowing to advertise each throughout his tenure. Relating to the state of the Pakistan cricket workforce, he mentioned he had held talks with its members and acknowledged that it had ‘an unpredictable aspect’ that made it extra engaging. Nonetheless, he pressured, that except there was ‘a describable mannequin, there will likely be confusion and there received’t be job readability so you’ll maintain wandering at midnight’. 

“My needs are that Pakistan all of the sudden activates a change and turns into the world’s most tasty workforce however till expertise are improved and strategies are corrected, needs will stay needs,” he warned. “So we’ve got to speak about aggressively surpassing our challenges by bettering our method and following our DNA. That is the complete story of the Pakistan workforce and for all lower-level cricket,” he mentioned. 

Ramiz mentioned 192 cricketers with home contracts will see a rise of PKR100,000 in month-to-month retainers throughout all rungs. “It’s our obligation to look after our cricketers and proceed to take measures which strengthen our system,” he mentioned. “This can even play a job in ending any uncertainty surrounding the present cricket construction; the welfare of current and former cricketers is paramount to me.”

The brand new PCB chairman introduced plans to launch an U19 T20 league to develop cricketers from the nascent levels. “We have to develop an surroundings wherein we generate skilled cricketers at younger stage,” he mentioned. “It will assist the Pakistan Tremendous League franchises as effectively, who’re looking out for kids. I would love the previous greats to educate them. We have to give push to the age-group cricketers to allow them to excel within the sport from the early age.” 

Ramiz additionally mentioned that it was vital to enhance the standard of pitches on the grassroots stage, as they’re integral for the event of cricketers. He additionally mentioned that the excessive efficiency centres will likely be established in inside Sindh and Balochistan. 

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