Ramiz Raja has been elected as the 36th chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in today’s special meeting of Board of Governors (BoG).
Ramiz, 59, will be the fourth cricketer chairman of the PCB after Abdul Hafeez Kardar (1972-1977), Javed Burki (1994-1995), and Ijaz Butt (2008-2011).
During his international cricket career from 1984-1977, Ramiz played 255 international matches across the globe and scored 8,674 runs. After retiring from cricket, Ramiz tried his luck in commentary and worked with renowned broadcasters as the voice of Pakistan’s cricket.
He also served as the Chief Executive of the PCB in 2004 and under his tenure India paid a full tour of Pakistan including three Tests and five one-day internationals. It was India’s tour of Pakistan after 15 years.
Ramiz is also the member of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)’s World Cricket Committee.
It is pertinent to mention here that Patron-in-chief of PCB, Prime Minister Imran Khan showed confidence in him and had nominated him for chairmanship after Ehsan Mani refused to continue on the post.