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Ramiz Raja likely to step down as PCB chairman


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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja is considering retiring in the wake of Imran Khan's removal as Prime Minister of Pakistan, according to sources.

Ramiz, who like Imran is also a former Pakistan captain, is presently in Dubai for the International Cricket Council (ICC) meetings which concluded on Sunday.

“Ramiz had only agreed to become the chairman of the Board on the insistence of Imran for whom all the players who played under his captaincy including Ramiz have a lot of regard and respect,” a source well aware of the developments said on Sunday.

“Ramiz was well set in a career as commentator, TV personality and expert and was busy with assignments. But on Imran’s insistence he agreed to put aside all his media contacts and become chairman of the board,” the source said.

“Ramiz had also made it clear to the PM that he would only remain in the Board until he (Imran Khan) was PM.”

The source said that with Imran now ousted as PM, who is also Patron-in-Chief of the Board and directly nominates the chairman for a formal election process, it is highly unlikely Ramiz would stay on unless the new Premier wants him to carry on with his job.