Najam Sethi appointed as new PCB chairman as committee sacks Ramiz Raja from the role

Pakistan Cricket Board has sacked Ramiz Raja from the chairman role a day after team Pakistan suffered an embarrassing loss to England at home. England took away the series win with a clean sweep.

Ramiz Raja’s removal as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board has been formally initiated by Shehbaz Sharif, Pakistan’s Prime Minister and Patron of the board. A new 14-member committee led by Najam Sethi and including former Pakistan cricketers Shahid Afridi and Sana Mir will now be presented to the Pakistan cabinet for approval, putting an end to days of speculation about the current board’s future.

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Raja will be replaced by Sethi, who has previously served as the head of PCB in multiple positions between 2003 and 2018. He was also the first chairman of the Pakistan Super League, overseeing its formation in 2016. His committee will now have a four-month period in which to restore the PCB constitution to its 2014 version.