Former captain could use that to his advantage as PCB chairman
Ramiz Raja’s appointment as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s chairman could improve the governing body’s position in the cricketing world, according to a report by cricbuzz.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is a dominating force in world cricket but relations between Pakistan and India were strained during Ehsan Mani’s tenure due to various matters including lack of bilateral cricket matches.
With Raja’s arrival, the relationship between the two cricketing boards might take a good turn.
“Mani…was seen as too old for the job, which necessitated high amounts of energy, particularly at the ICC forum, where the PCB is left with very few friends,” the report said.
“Also Mani's constant posturing against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), a powerful body at the ICC, did not leave him with too many friends in India. On the other hand, Ramiz has no shortage of friends in India, which is an advantage for Ramiz,” the report added.
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It must be noted that Mani has decided against continuing as PCB chairman, despite an offer for extension.
“The aim is to reset Pakistan cricket's GPS and will be in pursuit of excellence,” said Raja after his nomination for the top PCB role was confirmed by Prime Minister Imran Khan.