Ramiz Raja likely to be appointed new PCB chairman as Ehsan Mani refuses extension

02:50 PM | 26 Aug, 2021
Ramiz Raja likely to be appointed new PCB chairman as Ehsan Mani refuses extension
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ISLAMABAD – Former Pakistani cricketer and celebrated commentator Ramiz Raja likely to replace Ehsan Mani as the next chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board as the latter refused to seek an extension.

Reports in local media quoting sources said Chief Executive Wasim Khan will be the acting chairperson until elections are held in the near future.

Amid all gossips, Mani held two meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier this week while sources claimed that the premier had asked him to continue as PCB chief.

Reports further cited that Raja has also accepted the post of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman. “The aim is to reset Pakistan cricket's GPS and will be in pursuit of excellence,” he was quoted by a publication saying.

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The sitting Chairman while speaking with a private news channel said “he is not interested in working as PCB chairman anymore” however he denied mentioning any name of the new Chairman saying the details will be released by Prime Minister Office soon.

Amid all the assumptions, a publication quoting source within the PM House claimed that the 'incumbent Chairman would continue to be Governing Board member for the second term in office'.