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PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja to be replaced: media reports

Following the ouster of former PM Imran Khan, Ramiz Raja too had talked about the possibility of resigning from his post. No further development took on this front too.

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A massive shift is expected in Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) say media reports along with the dismissal of PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja.

According to the report published in Express Tribune, the federal cabinet meeting may discuss the amendments in the board’s constitution along with the potential of removal of Ramiz Raja and Asad Ali Khan from the PCB Board of Governors. His removal will allow Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to appoint a new PCB Chairman under Article 47 of the board’s constitution.

Other media reports claim that Shehbaz Sharif is satisfied with the performance of the Ramiz Raja and he has no plans to remove him.

But report published in local media outlet claims that several people have met PM Shehbaz Sharif including Najam Sethi, Zaka Ashraf, and Khalid Mehmood. It is important to note that no meeting has taken place so far between PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja and PM Shehbaz Sharif.

With the change in the government, a shift in the PCB management was also expected. However, a high-ranking profile supported Ramiz Raja based on his performance which enabled him to retain his position.

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Following the ouster of former PM Imran Khan, Ramiz Raja too had talked about the possibility of resigning from his post. No further development took on this front too.

The source claim that under the PCB Constitution it is not easy to replace PCB Chairman. But with the change in the constitution, it will reserve the right to withdraw its nominations for the governing board and avoid direct action to avoid any controversy concerning any legal battle.

The present government is also looking to bring changes in the domestic cricket setup which was brought in at the behest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Cricket Team is in its best form. The team has recently defeated West Indies in the three ODI match home series played in Multan. Pakistan cricket team and players have improved the international rankings tremendously.