Ramiz Raja sacked as PCB Chairman
Ramiz Raja has been sacked as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman, as confirmed on Wednesday, December 21. The move comes following Pakistan’s recent 0-3 defeat to England in a three-match Test series at home, which saw them knocked out of the race to the World Test Championship 2021-23 final.
Ramiz had taken over in the role in September 2021, and his tenure included Pakistan’s semi-final finish at the T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE, and a runners-up result in the recent edition in Australia among others.
As per reports, Najam Sethi is set to take over as the new PCB chairman, with Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sherif, who is also the patron of the board, having cleared the appointment.
"The cricket regime headed by Ramiz Raja is no more," Sethi tweeted late on Wednesday. "The 2014 PCB constitution stands restored. The Management Committee will work tirelessly to revive first class cricket. Thousands of cricketers will be employed again. The famine in cricket will come to an end."
"Constitution of a management committee to manage the affairs of PCB with full executive powers with the aim of effecting the restoration of Departmental Cricket Structure and other allied matters, including the nomination of a Board of Governors and election of chairman, as stipulated in the 2014 constitution, within a timeframe of 120 days," an official notification from the Prime Minister's office stated. "The management committee of PCB shall comprise of the Chairman/Chief Executive & required members."