Ramiz Raja officially remove as Chairman PCB: Shehbaz Sharif, the patron of the cricket board and the prime minister of Pakistan, formally initiated the ouster of Ramiz Raja as PCB chairman and the present board. Ramiz’s chairmanship is now effectively over, despite the need for some procedures to be completed. This puts an end to a few days of escalating and hysterical speculation about an imminent regime transition.
A 14-member management committee, led by former chairman and well-known media expert Najam Sethi, will oversee activities in the interim. The group also includes former Pakistan captains Shahid Afridi and Sana Mir. The PCB’s constitution will need to be changed by the committee within 120 days in order to reinstate the 2014 version and replace the present one (put in place in 2019).
Najam Sethi tweeted a post writing, “The cricket regime headed by Ramiz Raja is no more. 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.”
The Prime Minister’s office had earlier released a summary from the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) and a more formal notification of the events, which corroborated speculations that had been circulating over the previous few days as a result of Pakistan’s loss to England in Karachi. The 0-3 home defeat ended an unbelievable home winning streak.
Ramiz Raja’s expected departure will be the most visible consequence, but the major task for the new committee will be to repeal the present board constitution and reimpose the 2014 version. In actuality, a board change is not specifically mentioned in the IPC’s summary that was forwarded to the prime minister’s office. The constitutional revision that will allow department teams to play domestic cricket is its main priority. Because the 2019 constitution does not recognize departmental cricket, the outdated constitution that does is being brought back, and an interim management committee will be tasked with carrying out that, which is why the existing administration led by Ramiz is being replaced.
The PCB faced criticism for abolishing departmental cricket because it suddenly left hundreds of cricketers unemployed. It is important to remember that several department sides had already stopped participating in sports before Imran’s action, and given the current economic situation, it’s possible that these groups would be reluctant to recruit a team of cricket players.
Sethi also shared some of the formal papers which were signed by the Deputy secretary of sports, which rectify that Ramiz Raja has been officially sacked as PCB chairman.
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