ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan has reportedly picked former cricketer Ramiz Raja as the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), it emerged on Monday.
Raja will replace Ehsan Mani after the PCB’s governing board to give go-ahead for it.
The development comes after the premier held a meeting with PCB sitting Chairman Ehsan Mani and former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja at the PM Office.
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Ramiz Raja selected as Chairman PCB by PM Khan. pic.twitter.com/OSIw2RUlWb
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On Saturday, Ramiz emerged as a front runner in a race for the post the PCB chairman as the premier decided against extending the term of Ehsan Mani.
Media reports claimed that extension is not being given to Mani as the premier, who is also a former politician, was not satisfied with his performance.
Ramiz Raja, who represented Pakistan during the 1980s and the 1990s and also part of the World Cup-winning team in 1992, reportedly meet the criteria for the post.
Ehsan Mani and Asad Ali Khan are the representatives of the prime minister in the PCB governing board.
Back in May this year, PCB chairman Ehsan Mani had rejected rumours of sending his resignation to Prime Minister Imran Khan.