Ramiz set to formally take over as PCB chairman tomorrow

LAHORE – Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja is all set to formally take over as new chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday. 

The PCB introduced on Saturday {that a} particular assembly of the Board of Governors (BoG) has been convened on Monday during which the PCB Election Commissioner Mr Justice (R) Sheikh Azmat Saeed, will conduct the election and preside over the particular assembly. Most likely, Ramiz will likely be elected unopposed by the PCB’s Board of Governors.

Amongst the 34 PCB chairmen from 1948 so far, solely three worldwide cricketers have been on the helm of cricket affairs, together with Abdul Hafeez Kardar (1972-1977), Javed Burki (1994-1995) and Ijaz Butt (2008-2011). In a global profession from 1984 to 1997 – a interval when Pakistan cricket was at its peak by its ruthlessness, aggression and killer’s intuition – Ramiz performed 255 worldwide matches throughout the globe and scored 8,674 runs.

Put up retirement, Ramiz’s information, perception and sport understanding took him to unprecedented profession heights when he grew to become an everyday commentator with main cricket broadcasters, describing all codecs of the sport alongside probably the most revered cricket voices similar to Mike Holding, late Tony Greig, Ian Chappell, Sunil Gavaskar, David Gower, Mark Taylor, Michael Atherton, Richard Hadlee and Shaun Pollock.

Ramiz’s cricket intelligence, knowledge and imaginative and prescient impressed the celebrated Marylebone Cricket Membership, once they included him of their MCC World Cricket Committee. At Lord’s, he joined cricket legends like Mike Gatting (Chairman), Alastair Cook dinner, Sourav Ganguly, Ricky Ponting, Brendon McCullum, Kumar Sangakkara and Shane Warne to not solely talk about however present strategies and options on learn how to make the game viable, possible, engaging and aggressive.

With the mic and within the firm of a few of the biggest names in cricket, Ramiz not solely promoted and constructed the profile of Pakistan, the cricket group and the gamers, he was outstanding in defending the nation following assault on the Sri Lanka cricket group in March 2009 and breaking of the 2010 cricket corruption scandal.

The 2 occasions introduced embarrassment to the nation, however Ramiz’s presence on probably the most highly effective and influential platforms supplied the followers, followers and directors the counter narrative and helped in subsiding the harm. Consequently, Pakistan cricket continued to maneuver ahead with the edges and gamers ultimately regaining the respect of their friends and colleagues, and worldwide cricket returning utterly in 2019. 

As a cricket administrator between 1999 and 2004, he performed a lead position in organising the state-of-the-art Nationwide Excessive Efficiency Centre up, which has now turn out to be a ending faculty for future stars.

 Ramiz was the PCB Chief Govt in 2004 when India made their first full-tour of Pakistan for 3 Checks and 5 ODIs in 15 years. The sequence and the 2 sides received the Laureus Sport for Good Award 2004.

Understanding the calls for and rigours of the PCB position, Ramiz has already set the ball rolling by assembly key folks inside the organisation, together with the nationwide group gamers, to accumulate full information and understanding of the enterprise. This can allow him to be on high of each matter when he formally assumes cost that, in flip, will assist him make choices that may additional take Pakistan cricket ahead. 

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