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Najam Sethi set to replace Ramiz Raja as PCB chairman

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Former cricketer Ramiz Raja has been dismissed from his position as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) by the government of Pakistan. In his place, a 14-person committee led by Najam Sethi has been appointed to manage the day-to-day operations of the sport for the next four months.

After England swept Pakistan’s national cricket team in the Test series, 3-0, the Pakistani authorities informed the public late Wednesday that Raja had been removed from his position.

The notification, issued by the Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif, needs to be authorised by the federal cabinet, but this will merely be a formality.

Between the years 2013 and 2018, Sethi served as the chairman and CEO of the PCB. He tendered his resignation not long after Imran and his party won the general elections in 2018. However, there has been no official statement from either the PCB or Raja regarding the most recent developments in the days leading up to the opening of the Test series against New Zealand on December 26 in Karachi.

The events that took place on Wednesday gave credence to the rumours that Sharif, who serves as the PCB’s patron-in-chief, had made the decision to nominate Sethi as the next chairman of the organisation that oversees cricket in the country.

“The cricket regime headed by Ramiz Raja@iramizraja is no more. The 2014 PCB constitution stands restored. The Management Committee will work tirelessly to revive first-class cricket. Thousands of cricketers will be employed again. The famine in cricket will come to an end,” tweeted Sethi.

Pakistan will host New Zealand for a bilateral series starting December 26 with the first Test match at Karachi National Stadium.

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Pratik Pathak
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