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Imran Khan looking to appoint Ramiz Raja as Pakistan Cricket Board chief

The Pakistan Cricket Board is looking to appoint a new chairman, while Pakistan Prime Minister and former skipper, Imran Khan, has hinted at having Ramiz Raja at the helm.

Imran Khan looking to appoint Ramiz Raja as Pakistan Cricket Board chief-ayh
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Islamabad, First Published Aug 24, 2021, 1:40 PM IST
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The Pakistan Cricket Board is currently under the helm of Ehsan Mani. However, it would soon be looking out for a new chief, and it seems like Prime Minister and former skipper Imran Khan is looking into the matter.

Meanwhile, as per a report by Geo News, Imran has hinted at having fellow former Pakistani cricket Ramiz Raja at the helm. The development comes following a meeting between the three at the office of the PM, held on Monday.

In the meantime, sources have indicated that Mani has been informed that he would not run for another PCB chief term. Furthermore, it also became evident after he refused to speak to the media following the conclusion of the meeting. Mani would vacate the post on August 25.

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Imran Khan looking to appoint Ramiz Raja as Pakistan Cricket Board chief-ayh

Moreover, a report from The News indicated that fellow former Pakistani cricketer Majid Khan, too, had come up with Raja's name. Majid was also a favourite to land the role as the PCB chief three years back. However, even back then, he had backed Mani for the same.

While Majid was backed for the role even this term, he is not interested in it. Both Majid and Raja seem to have close relations with Imran, while the former also happens to be a relative to the PM.

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