Ramiz Raja, Pakistan

‘I am not here to listen to Galiyan’: Ramiz Raja takes charge as PCB chief

Cricketer-turned-commentator and now the newly-elected Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief, Ramiz Raja on Sep 13 said he was not at the new position to listen to “gaaliyan” (swearing).

Raja extended his thanks to Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is also the patron-in-chief of the cricket board, for posing confidence in his abilities.

Addressing a press conference Monday, shortly after getting elected as PCB chairman, Ramiz Raja announced he would not introduce any change in the T20 team and vowed to reset the direction of hte PCB to restore Pakistan cricket’s glorious past.

The PCB chairman said he would focus on ensuring the board’s policies remained consistent, adding that he would also ensure club cricket, new talent, coaching and the national cricket team’s performance improved.

Ramiz Raja said he has some long-term and short-term goals to bring improvement in the Pakistani squad.

New coaches for T20 World Cup

Speaking on the occasion, the PCB chief announced that he has appointed Australia’s Matthew Hayden and South Africa’s Vernon Philander as coaches for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

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