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Ramiz Raja, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, was fired from his position as PCBs top executive a day after Pakistan lost an embarrassing 3-0 Test series at home to England.
Ramiz Raja, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, was fired from his position on Wednesday, December 21. The PCBs action came the day after Pakistan lost an embarrassing 3-0 Test series at home.
Well deserved. Made my day. This stubborn person has been reluctant to accept his mistakes of ruining Pak cricket viz. Calling team performance competitive even after record breaking losses at home, calling rubbish pitches competitive, not ready to improve on faults. @iramizraja— MZ (@TheRobust13) December 21, 2022
After assuming the position in September 2021, Ramiz Raja handled the PCBs operations throughout two T20 World Cups and a 50-over Womens World Cup.
According to sources, Sethis nomination as the new chairman of the PCB was approved by Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sherif, who also serves as the boards patron. According to the Boards constitution, the prime minister proposes candidates for the position of chairman, and the board of governors elects one of them.
PCB throwing Ramiz Raja out ? pic.twitter.com/A2k3Gr4gFW— Rajabets India??? (@smileandraja) December 21, 2022
Notably, Najam Sethi has administrative experience. According to news agency PTI, the 74-year-old gave up his position as PCB chairman after Imran Khan was chosen as Pakistans Prime Minister in 2018 because of historical disputes with the former captain.
Over the past several days, there has been widespread speculation that Ramiz Rajas critics inside the PCB are trying to have him ousted from the organizations top position. As Pakistan lost four straight tests and failed to win a single test at home in their most recent two series against Australia and England, questions were raised about Rajas leadership.
Chairman PCB Ramiz Raja is expected NOT to resign and will chose legal procedure against decision by PM Shahbaz Sharif who nominated Najam Sethi for chairmanship of PCB.— Arfa Feroz Zake (@ArfaSays_) December 21, 2022
As the docile tracks were criticised by the majority of Pakistans cricket community, Rajas defence of the surfaces used for the home series raised some questions.
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