Ramiz Raja soon to be removed as PCB Chairman

Ramiz Raja, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to be removed from his post within a few days. The former cricketer was appointed as a successor of Ehsan Mani and officially took over the chairman charge on 13th September 2021.

Notably, the Pakistani government, which acts as PCB's Patron in Chief, elected Raja during Imran Khan's regime. However, since Khan is no more the Prime Minister of Pakistan, removed as a result of the No-confidence motion by PMLN, Raja's chances look obsolete too with the passing time.

With the appointment of Shehbaz Shareef as Pakistan's new Prime Minister, it was already heard that Raja's position is in danger. He is likely to be taken over by Najam Sethi, who earlier worked as PCB Chairman. It is pertinent to mention here that Sethi is in close relations with PMLN and earlier was appointed in the party's governmental tenure too.

In the recent developments, Punjab's Provincial Assembly Member and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) leader, Rana Mashood Ahmad Khan claimed that Ramiz will soon be removed as PCB chairman, or else he should resign on the moral grounds.

"He [Ramiz] should resign from his post on moral grounds. In fact, he should have resigned earlier as Imran Khan's government was removed,"

He clarified that the 59-year old will no more be PCB chairman in the coming weeks.

 "Our government had to face a political crisis that's why the decision regarding PCB chairman was delayed. But, you will see the decision in the coming weeks,"

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