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Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram has taken a dig at former PCB chairman Ramiz Raja, emphasizing why Najam Sethi is the right man for the job. The former left-arm fast bowler feels a former cricketer’s presence is not important at the board’s helm.

Following Pakistan’s mortifying loss to Engl and on home soil, Ramiz tackled the axe as the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman, with Najam Sethi returning to the place.

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It led to the previous Pakistan opener criticizing Sethi, expressing that a non-cricketer doesn’t deserve the job and simply wants the spotlight.

Talking to Cricket Pakistan, Akram specified that Raja was sent back to his original position and that his former teammate’s absence was the administrative nous for the job:

“He came for 6 days, now he is back to his first place. Najam Sethi has experience. I believe it is an improper concept, that cricketers should be the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board. It is an administrative job, so you necessity to have proper communication with all the boards. Najam Sethi is the correct man for the job. I don’t care if people get irritated.”

The 56-year-old also commended Sethi’s handling compared to Ramiz’s enclosing the 2023 World Cup:

“Najam Sethi gave a very reasonable answer. It all relies on approval from both governments. You have normal conversations with boards. This is not gully cricket, and if you don’t come, we also will not go to your country. I don’t realize who are these kids, who come and run cricket in Pakistan.”

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Previously, the BCCI had stated reluctance to send their team to Pakistan for the Asia Cup in September and secretary Jay Shah resolved it totally.

Ramiz returned, saying that if India doesn’t contribute to the tournament, Pakistan will boycott the 2023 World Cup on Indian soil too.


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