No extra in touch with Imran Khan: Ramiz Raja

PCB chairman Ramiz Raja addresses the media in Lahore, summarising the important thing outcomes from the BoG assembly.-Courtesy PCB

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja on Friday sought to construct a relationship with Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, saying he has had no contact with Imran Khan since his ouster from the PM Workplace.

In a press convention at present, after the 69th assembly of the PCB Board of Governors, Ramiz Raja disclosed that the ex-premier has reduce off ties with him after he was faraway from the workplace.

“Imran bhai reduce off contact with me. I have never talked to him for a very long time now,” Raja stated, in response to a query.

Ramiz Raja, a pal of the previous PM, beneath whose captaincy he performed throughout the 1992 World Cup, was introduced in as PCB chairman after Ehsan Mani’s tenure was ended final yr.

After Imran Khan’s ouster in April, there are studies that the brand new authorities is mulling to deliver new management to the PCB. Former chairman Khalid Mehmood additionally had a gathering with PM Shahbaz Sharif a few days in the past.

Nonetheless, Raja, in an try to proceed in workplace, confirmed respect to the present PCB’s patron-in-chief and emphasised constructing relations with him.

“We won’t reside round speculations. I consider there’s a want for continuity aside from political variations,” he stated.

“See, our prime minister is our patron-in-chief, we have now requested his time and if he meets us, we’ll inform him about our work. I feel there is no such thing as a want for ego right here as, in the long run, all of us need upliftment of cricket,” the ex-cricketer stated.

“If there may be something within the structure concerning the elimination of PCB chairman each time, go forward with it. In any other case, fulfilling particular person needs will not work in favour of the sport,” he stated.

“The ball is in his courtroom,” Raja stated, referring to PM Shehbaz Sharif.

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