Former Pakistan captain and famend commentator Ramiz Raja was elected unopposed Monday because the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board for 3 years.
Final month, Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his function as patron of the PCB, nominated Raja to the governing board. He was unanimously elected throughout a gathering in Lahore.
Khan and Raja have been teammates on the 1992 World Cup squad that beat England within the remaining.
“Considered one of my key focuses will probably be to assist introduce within the Pakistan males’s cricket staff the identical tradition, mind-set, angle and method that when made Pakistan probably the most feared cricket enjoying nations,” Raja advised the governing board members.
“As a corporation, all of us have to get behind the nationwide staff and supply them the specified help and assist in order that they will produce that model of cricket, which the followers additionally anticipate from them every time they step on to the sector of play.”
The 59-year-old Raja, whose elder brother Wasim additionally represented their nation in take a look at matches, is the one fourth former Pakistan worldwide cricketer to go the cricket board. Abdul Hafeez Kardar, Javed Burki and Ijaz Butt are the others.
Khan had shortlisted Raja’s title after Ehsan Mani declined to just accept a short-term extension when his three-year time period expired final month.
Raja scored 2,833 runs in 57 take a look at matches and 5,841 runs in 198 ODIs earlier than quitting in 1997. He additionally served as chief govt of the PCB however established his title extra when he took up commentary and have become the “voice of Pakistan.”