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Former cricketer Wasim Akram debunks fake news of Indian media

In a now-deleted tweet, India’s leading media outlet, India Today, claimed that Wasim Akram was vying to become the chairman of PCB. However, Wasim Akram blasted Indian media for spreading fake news.

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Former Pakistani cricketer, Wasim Akram, has blasted Indian media for peddling fake news regarding him becoming the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday.

In a now-deleted tweet, India’s leading media outlet, India Today, had claimed that Wasim Akram was vying to become the chairman of PCB.

Wasim Akram debunked the fake news of Indian Today. “Please stop spreading such fake news. Get your sources right. TOI is one of India’s top and credible newspapers and such baseless news can only hurt that image,” he tweeted.

“PCB chairman’s post is a specialized job and I was never interested in it. Thank God, I am content where I am in my life,” he added.

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In a subsequent tweet, he congratulated former cricketer Ramiz Raja for becoming the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board.

“Congratulations to @iramizraja on being nominated as BOG member by PM to being PCB chairman I am confident that Rams will bring a positive change in Pakistan cricket as he has the vision and experience to achieve that. Pakistan cricket needs a big lift and my support are with you,” said Wasim Akram in another tweet.

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Ramiz Raja declared the new chairman of PCB

Last week, after meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan, Ramiz Raja was officially declared the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the next three years.

The tenure of the sitting chairman Mr. Ehsan Mani is ending on 18th September, after which the charge of the cricket board will be handed over to Ramiz Raja.

The former Test captain-turned commentator Ramiz Raja had emerged as the front runner for the top slot of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the rumors surrounding his appointment as the new chairman had been surfacing for days.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is also patron-in-chief of the Board, had decided against giving Mani an extension after his term ends this month. “In the next few days, the PM will send two names to the PCB’s Governing Board for the chairman’s election and the members will elect one of them,” a PCB source was quoted as saying on Saturday.

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