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Ramiz Raja officially takes over as PCB chief, says focus will be on these issues

Rameez Raja has played 255 international matches for Pakistan.

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan (Imran KhanOn Monday, two weeks after getting the approval of former cricketer Rameez Raja (Ramiz Raja) took over the charge of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). He will hold the responsibility of the post of President of Pakistan Cricket for the next three years. It is being told that Rameez Raja has been appointed as PCB chairman unopposed unanimously.Also Read – Pakistan did not choose the right team for T20 World Cup, it should be changed: Shoaib Akhtar

Raja told the board of directors, “I am grateful to all of you for appointing me as the PCB chairman and look forward to working with you to ensure that Pakistan continues to thrive and grow strong, both on and off the cricket field. Keep happening. As a former cricketer, my second priority would be to look after the welfare of our past and present cricketers. The game has always been and will be about the cricketers, hence, they deserve more recognition and respect than their parent institution.” Also Read – PAK vs NZ: Pakistan did not get any DRS provider, matches will be played without review

King (Ramiz Raja) was a strong contender for the post of chairman after his predecessor Ehsan Mani stepped down. The 36th chairman of the PCB, Raja Ejaz Butt (2008–11), is the fourth former cricketer to be appointed to the position after Javed Burki (1994–95) and Abdul Hafeez Kardar (1972–77). Also Read – Pakistan Cricket Team Interim Coach Saqlain Mushtaq says he will take complete responsibility of the team

“One of my main focus will be to help Pakistan men’s cricket team to present the same culture, mindset, attitude and attitude that once made Pakistan one of the most cricket playing nations. As an organization, we all need to stand by the national team and provide them with the desired help and support so that they can build that brand of cricket which is also admired by the fans every time they step on the field of play. If so, expect them.”

Raja captained Pakistan in Tests and ODIs, playing 255 matches in international cricket, and scored 8,674 runs in total from 1984 to 1997. Prior to this, Raja was also the Chief Executive Officer of the PCB from 2003 to 2004.

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