Cricketer-turned-commentator Ramiz Raja may quickly embark on a brand new profession in sports activities administration as he says he has been nominated by Prime Minister Imran Khan to grow to be the following chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Raja confirmed to “have been informed by the Prime Minister’s Office” that he’s PM Imran’s option to take over the PCB from Ehsan Mani.
Raja mentioned an official notification of his nomination by the prime minister, additionally the PCB’s patron-in-chief, will likely be issued quickly, following which he would contest PCB elections and grow to be the brand new chairman of the board.
In the meantime, Mani, whose three-year time period ended on Wednesday, is all however out of the door as a senior PCB official, on situation of anonymity, confirmed that “he will not be continuing as the PCB chairman.”
It’s pertinent to say right here that the observe of the federal government’s head nominating PCB chairmen is in stark distinction to PM Imran’s former place on the topic. Again in 2015, he had demanded a “democratically elected cricket board”, saying that the PCB can be highly effective provided that it had elected officers.
Raja’s nomination, if true, comes after PM Imran held separate conferences with each Mani and Raja earlier this week.
Sources mentioned the prime minister needed to switch Mani, who had sought a second time period to finish “unfinished” duties.
A supply mentioned Mani was a bit “off colour” when he got here out of the PM’s Workplace after the assembly.
After assembly Mani, the prime minister met Ramiz who additionally served Pakistan captain throughout his taking part in days.
Earlier, sources had mentioned that the prime minister would approve two names for PCB’s Board of Governors and there are specific possibilities that each Mani and Ramiz will likely be nominated as BoG members as solely a member of the Board of Governors can contest elections for the publish of PCB chairman.
There are possibilities that Mani will retain his place because the BoG member and one other member Asad Ali Khan will likely be changed by Ramiz, sources had revealed.
In the meantime, sources mentioned throughout his assembly with Mani, the prime minister confirmed his displeasure over Pakistan’s poor efficiency in England the place the nationwide staff misplaced the T20 collection 1-2 apart from struggling a 0-Three ODI whitewash in July this yr.
Mani was appointed as BoG member by the prime minister three years in the past, and subsequently he contested and gained elections to grow to be PCB head in September 2018, changing Najam Sethi who had resigned.
Throughout three years as PCB chairman, Mani who additionally served because the president of the Worldwide Cricket Council performed good position for restoring worldwide cricket in Pakistan. However, the transformation of the home construction which ended departments’ position within the sport leading to many departmental cricketers getting jobless additionally came about throughout his time in workplace.
Mani additionally obtained PCB’s new structure permitted.
Nonetheless throughout his tenure, membership cricket confronted a troublesome problem as there was no recognised and permitted contest at membership degree, which is the nursery of cricket.
Whereas the PCB is but to finish the registration technique of the six newly shaped provincial associations. In addition to steadily bringing the Pakistan Super League T20 match, PCB’s flagship occasion, to Pakistan from 2019 and afterwards, the Mani-led PCB regime additionally submitted expression of curiosity for internet hosting six worldwide occasions through the 2024-2031 ICC Future Excursions Programme.