Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday hinted at appointing former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja as the brand new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), sources mentioned.
The event got here throughout a gathering between Prime Minister Imran Khan, PCB sitting Chairman Ehsan Mani and former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja on the PM Workplace at present.
PCB chairman has been knowledgeable that he wouldn’t be given one other time period within the workplace, the well-informed sources mentioned, including that PM Imran Khan will suggest Ramiz Raja’s title to the PCB’s governing board for the coveted publish.
After assembly with the prime minister, Ehsan Mani left with out chatting with the media, mentioned the sources.
Earlier, PCB sitting Chairman Ehsan Mani and former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja Monday arrived on the PM Workplace to satisfy Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Mani’s time period as PCB chief is ending on August 25. The sources mentioned the prime minister has determined to nominate former cricketer Ramiz Raja, who’s prone to be given the duty to implement Imran Khan’s imaginative and prescient.
A fast have a look at his three-year tenure in workplace reveals many ups and downs for the nation’s cricket.
Although a couple of encouraging steps have been taken to streamline the system, the overall revamping tempo has been too gradual and informal.
The PCB chairman’s first goal was to get a recent structure for the board which he succeeded in having in accordance with his imaginative and prescient of knowledgeable establishment. Two years have handed because the PCB has adopted the doc, but followers are nonetheless ready for the whole implementation, ranging from the grassroots to the provincial degree.
For the primary time within the nation’s cricket historical past, there was no recognised and authorized competitors on the membership degree.
The PCB fully controls the powers from Lahore reasonably than devolving it to the provinces, cities and to the clubs-which is the watchword of the brand new structure.
The administration’s coverage of letting selectors and metropolis affiliation coaches form metropolis groups for premier competitors primarily based on their likes and dislikes, has additionally been extensively criticised. No correct standards have been positioned to guage the present kind, health, and high quality of gamers who have been included in groups to play inter-city competitions.
The PCB has but to draw sponsors to assist provincial associations. Main departments have already refused to be a part of this follow.
Pakistan’s efficiency has not been constant. The unending development of snatching defeat from jaws of victory goes unchecked.
Amid all these weaknesses, flaws, and the shortage of efforts put in to realize desired objectives, the PCB beneath Mani has succeeded in bringing worldwide cricket again to the nation.
The PCB additionally efficiently met the challenges posed by the Covid-19 by internet hosting home and worldwide cricket, in addition to touring numerous nations to make sure cricket continues to develop and develop.