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    Should the new Government keep Ramiz Raja as Chairman of PCB?

    Seems to be doing a good job and is popular with all journalists but given the political aspects of his appointment, should the new Government keep him or sack him?


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    Rumours rife that he will resign tomorrow...


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    Former captain Rashid Latif has opened up about the future of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja, after Prime Minister Imran Khan was dismissed Sunday following a no-confidence motion in the national assembly.

    It must be noted that the PCB Chairman is elected by the governing board, however the chief usually has the backing of the board’s Patron-in-Chief — which is the prime minister. After Khan’s exit, the PCB Charman is unlikely to have the support from the federal government in the future.

    However, Latif believes that a change in government should not impact the PCB if certain conditions are met.

    “PCB’s constitution should be such that a change in government should not affect how the board is run and the elected people should continue for five years, if there is no corruption, the team is doing well and the CEO, chairman and management is performing well,” Latif said on his official YouTube channel ‘Caught Behind’.

    “If there is any wrongdoing, then an ad-hoc should be put in place. It should have happened a long time back. This is precisely the reason why we take one step forward and two steps back when there is a change in government,” he added.

    Former Pakistan captain and 1992 World Cup winner, Raja, was elected unanimously and unopposed as the PCB’s 36th Chairman for a three-year term in September last year.

    Raja is only the fourth former Pakistan international cricketer to head the PCB after Abdul Hafeez Kardar (1972-1977), Javed Burki (1994-1995) and Ijaz Butt (2008-2011).

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    No chance

    Ramiz and this current PCB regime is worse than the WWE PG era

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    No. Remove the incompetent YouTube Chairman.

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    After the pitches he dished out against Australia he should be no where near Pakistan cricket.

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    Most likely that he will be shown the door.

    I can't see him being kept on by the new administration.



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    If Shahbaz have any decency he would keep Ramiz to finish his term. IK won the 1992 in Nawaz's regime I guess. Removing Ramiz will put PCB in black list in ICC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafi View Post
    If Shahbaz have any decency he would keep Ramiz to finish his term. IK won the 1992 in Nawaz's regime I guess. Removing Ramiz will put PCB in black list in ICC.
    Jay Shah will be removed if Modi is ousted from power

    These things will make no difference to ICC. They only get involved and flex their muscles when weaker ICC associate nations have political involvement

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    Even Ehsan Mani stood a chance of being retained for some time but no chance for Ramiz Raja who is very close to IK, He will either resign or forced out under the new dispensation

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    According to sources, Najam Sethi's chances of another innings as the cricket board chairman are bright while it is likely that the current head Ramiz Raja will resign by himself very soon (claim of close circles).


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    Rameez raja lost home Test series in 1995 as captain and broke our 15 year unbeaten streak at home in Test series.
    Under him as chairman pcb pakistan has lost home test series after 15 years again. (07 was d last time we lost)

    He is marketing youtube pr type suitable guy
    PCB chairmanship should go to someone serious minded.

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    Will probably let go.
    But there is no point.

    Another nalaiq, nikamma and incompetent imbecile will be put in place who will harp on about playing with India.

    We simply do not produce, and we simply don’t have effective, competent, impactful and honest leaders.

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    Najam Sethi is coming back.

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    Nope.

    When rameez came in he removed misbah he wanted his own team.

    Now new govt coming in, rameez should get lost....


    Hopefully najem sethi saab brings in misbah saab


    The first and only PM of Pakistan to lose the peoples confidence = Imran Khan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    Nope.

    When rameez came in he removed misbah he wanted his own team.

    Now new govt coming in, rameez should get lost....


    Hopefully najem sethi saab brings in misbah saab
    And they will eat up PCB fund in 1 year. Don't forget to bring Waqar, Inti, Mohsin, Miandad, Moin, Aaqib... back as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    Nope.

    When rameez came in he removed misbah he wanted his own team.

    Now new govt coming in, rameez should get lost....


    Hopefully najem sethi saab brings in misbah saab
    We need an overseas coach, our local coaches don't push our players out of their comfort zones and are too deferential to senior players.

    Saqlain should be fired after losing 2 out of 3 home series to Australia.

    Sethi hired Mickey Arthur so hopefully he'll pull in another decent overseas hire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    Nope.

    When rameez came in he removed misbah he wanted his own team.

    Now new govt coming in, rameez should get lost....


    Hopefully najem sethi saab brings in misbah saab
    We get it, you have feelings for Misbah but this is ridiculous.

    I do agree that we need Sethi back. He won't let Misbah return. He's an intelligent man who wants the best for Pakistan cricket. He'll bring the best qualified overseas coach, who is available and committed to the role.

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    Less politics and more about PCB/Cricket.


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    Ramiz has been great. I think he should stay.


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    RR has the potential to be the best PCB chairman and it will be a big loss if he heaves , but he will, can't work with this regime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Energy View Post
    Najam Sethi is coming back.
    Najam Sethi who used to spit venom and still does against Pakistan.You should see his interviews given to Indian media.

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    I'll always be grateful for Ramiz to not putting up with the nonsense we were enduring during Misbah's reign as head coach.

    I wish him all the best but it's time to bring back Mr Sethi.
    Last edited by MenInG; 11th April 2022 at 09:59.

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    Will be a embarrassment when the likes of Misbah and Waqar Younis etc get rehired


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    No. This clown needs to be sent home before he is allowed to further damage Pakistan cricket. Being the die-hard Imran Khan supporter that PRaja is though, he will likely resign himself.

    I do hope though that his successor has enough brain-cells to not overhaul the domestic structure again. Pakistan's domestic structure has gone through something like 50 overhauls in the last decade and this nonsense needs to end already. Also, despite its various flaws and short-comings, the current structure is the only way to ensure that domestic cricket in Pakistan is played at the highest-level.

    Which is what domestic cricket should be about, instead of giving jobs to every two bit, club-level cricketer under the sun. Which was the case previously.
    Last edited by RedwoodOriginal; 11th April 2022 at 07:27.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    We need an overseas coach, our local coaches don't push our players out of their comfort zones and are too deferential to senior players.

    Saqlain should be fired after losing 2 out of 3 home series to Australia.

    Sethi hired Mickey Arthur so hopefully he'll pull in another decent overseas hire.
    Saqlain is not a coach, he is a motivational speaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    Nope.

    When rameez came in he removed misbah he wanted his own team.

    Now new govt coming in, rameez should get lost....


    Hopefully najem sethi saab brings in misbah saab
    I remember Sethi being highly critical of PCB back in 2019 when they appointed Misbah as chief-selector and coach. I don't see this happening.

    Also think Misbah has enough self-respect for himself to not just go back to an old job that he was essentially forced out of. Someone like Misbah would likely want certain guarantees if he were to come back. And I don't see Sethi or PCB giving him that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    Nope.

    When rameez came in he removed misbah he wanted his own team.

    Now new govt coming in, rameez should get lost....


    Hopefully najem sethi saab brings in misbah saab
    It will be shahid Afridi :p

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    IK removed Sethi when he took over, so almost certainly Shahbaz Sharif will remove Ramiz Raja. He should resign.

    Sethi was not a bad chairman so not the end of the world if he gets the job again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ZaidTR View Post
    It will be shahid Afridi :p
    Maybe that was why he was praising Shahbaz Sharif today? Some good old brownnosing.


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    LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja has opted not to resign from the post following the election of Shehbaz Sharif as the country’s prime minister following a no-confidence vote against his predecessor Imran Khan.

    Ramiz, according to sources, will instead make a decision based on the new premier’s treatment towards him as the PCB’s patron, who has the power to virtually appoint a favoured person at the helm of the national cricket body according.

    The former Test skipper was elected as the PCB chief after being nominated for the post by Imran in September last year, but the former PM’s ouster means Ramiz’s position is in danger.

    Ramiz replaced former PCB chief Ehsan Mani, the first to take the position after Imran came in power after the 2018 general elections. However, it was Mani’s predecessor Najam Sethi’s resignation that led to his appointment, after the latter realised Imran will allow him to complete the remaining three years of his term.

    Sethi was the the helm of the PCB during Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s term as the country’s ruling party and with its president Shehbaz now in power, he is one of the favourites to become the board’s chairman.

    Sethi played an influential role in the introduction of the Pakistan Super League and is said to have taken the initial steps to bring back international cricket to the country. His term as the PCB chief saw the ICC World XI, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe visit Pakistan.

    The process of convincing international teams to tour Pakistan gained more pace under Mani and Wasim Khan, who was the PCB’s chief executive during that time.The duo also revamped Pakistan’s domestic cricket structure in 2019, discontinuing the participation of departments and introducing six provincial association sides, a move that resulted in hundreds of cricketers and staff losing employment.

    The provincial associations’ officials are also appointed by the PCB with their elections still pending as they depend on club scrutiny and district elections across the country.

    While the issue persists, Ramiz’s impact has been positive overall. During his reign as the PCB chief, Pakistan hosted Australia in a full-fledge Test and while-ball tour, that too after New Zealand pulled out of their tour in September on the eve of the first game at Rawalpindi, and England cancelled their scheduled visit soon after. Both teams are scheduled to visit Pakistan in the 2022-23 home season.

    Pakistan men’s national team also started looking like a different side since Ramiz took office. Led by Babar Azam, who was said to have been given more power as captain — Pakistan registered their maiden win against archrivals India in a World Cup when they beat them by ten wickets in the T20 showpiece last year. Pakistan reached the semi-finals of the tournament in which they were eliminated by eventual champions Australia.

    Published in Dawn, April 12th, 2022


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    Rameez Raja will be sacked if he doesnt resign. Its better he exits gracefully. Najam Seth is keen on returning as PCB chairman. Holding himself to the post wont do any good to Rameez.
    Last edited by MenInG; 12th April 2022 at 11:13.

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    Never thought I would say this as I never liked Ramiz, but I must say he has been doing a very good job and deserves to continue.

    Still find it disgusting that the ICC overlooks such blatant political interference when it comes to bigger nations and they suspended Zimbabwe when their sports minister revamped their cricket board.
    Last edited by sam_ahm; 12th April 2022 at 11:08.

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    Rameez to be sacked and Sethi to be back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    We need an overseas coach, our local coaches don't push our players out of their comfort zones and are too deferential to senior players.

    Saqlain should be fired after losing 2 out of 3 home series to Australia.

    Sethi hired Mickey Arthur so hopefully he'll pull in another decent overseas hire.
    Silverwood has already taken up Sri Lanka's role and Langer is highly tipped to be England's so the others aren't much unless someone really is desperate to associate themselves with such an organisation.

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    Ramiz has under performed his role however I would still back him more than sethi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    Ramiz has under performed his role however I would still back him more than sethi.
    How and why has he underperformed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shazzam View Post
    After the pitches he dished out against Australia he should be no where near Pakistan cricket.
    What about getting Australia to tour in first place?

    Or getting Hayden and Philander in WT20 which helped Pak beat India and play till SF?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saurav View Post
    What about getting Australia to tour in first place?

    Or getting Hayden and Philander in WT20 which helped Pak beat India and play till SF?
    Hayden did not impart power hitting attitude required for the shortest format. Philander's role in Rauf's improvement is unknown, but he was never a good T20 bowler or has any coaching experience.

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    Seems to be hanging on - maybe a message given to him to continue?


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    Aaqib says Ramiz should gracefully resign and go!


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    No pls no more change

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    The good news is that Ramiz is gone so he can't damage our cricket for atleast the next 1.5 years, or produce pitches that help the opposition more than they help us.

    The bad news is that Najam Sethi is back and he will likely roll-back everything good that happened for our system in the last 4 years. Beginning with the 6 team domestic structure.

    Have a feeling its going to be Groundhog Day all over again.

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    Conflicting reports as per social media a rep of the government has claimed that there have been NO talks so far regarding Ramiz Raja's future as Chairman of the PCB.


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    Changing the PCB chairman's after the change in govts will be damaging for the PCB's reputation in the ICC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Changing the PCB chairman's after the change in govts will be damaging for the PCB's reputation in the ICC.
    Do you think ICC don't know about PCB's constitution already?


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    Ramiz should atleast be allowed to see out his term, what good is this doing to Pakistani cricket when constant chopping and changing is basically stalling any kind of progression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedwoodOriginal View Post
    The good news is that Ramiz is gone so he can't damage our cricket for atleast the next 1.5 years, or produce pitches that help the opposition more than they help us.

    The bad news is that Najam Sethi is back and he will likely roll-back everything good that happened for our system in the last 4 years. Beginning with the 6 team domestic structure.

    Have a feeling its going to be Groundhog Day all over again.
    See linked post. Let's hope Sethi sticks by his words.

    http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/sh...6#post11467156

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    I think the PML N has too many headaches right now. Changing the PCB will be the last thing on their minds unless Sethi is lobbying ruthlessly behind the scenes with Badniyat intentions

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    There's teams that go years without changing coaches/selector let alone the CEO/chairman etc. Pakistan having new everything every couple of years if even that. It's comical.

    And then people ask why doesn't the team perform better? Why is there no consistency? There's not even a proper vision or consistency in terms of how it goes domestically, there's no consistency in selection. Everything is fly by your pants stuff and it has led Pakistan to where its been for the next couple of decades. Don't delude yourself into thinking any new chairman/selector/coach will make, because it won't. Until they inherently decide to stick with a singular vision and have the will to carry it out despite up & downs, nothing will change for the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    I think the PML N has too many headaches right now. Changing the PCB will be the last thing on their minds unless Sethi is lobbying ruthlessly behind the scenes with Badniyat intentions
    Exactly , PML is facing one new headache after another and PCB is not their priority ATM and Raja is not a political person. Sethi also knows the new government might not last too long.

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    It’s a conundrum, should i be ready for damage to pak cricket or my ears. Surely he can’t do worse as a chairman than as a commy.

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    Absolutely not. We've seen Pakistan cricket progress in the right direction under Ramiz. PSL was bigger than ever and his brave approach, unlike his predecessors', with other broads has reaped great rewards. Ramiz has done a tremendous job.

    However, such is the nature of Pak politics, especially with the current jokers govt, he stands no chance. He'll be gone and we'll be back to the bootlicker Sethi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manunited18 View Post
    Ramiz should atleast be allowed to see out his term, what good is this doing to Pakistani cricket when constant chopping and changing is basically stalling any kind of progression.
    Yes. Allow people to carry through their plans- then properly assess the success of those plans/set new targets/revise strategy.

    Constantly throwing out the baby with the bathwater will be a circle to nowhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    See linked post. Let's hope Sethi sticks by his words.

    http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/sh...6#post11467156
    Let's hope so. Because bringing back the departments again after you have spent 3 years setting up and developing the regional system would be an unmitigated disaster in a number of ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake View Post
    Absolutely not. We've seen Pakistan cricket progress in the right direction under Ramiz. PSL was bigger than ever and his brave approach, unlike his predecessors', with other broads has reaped great rewards. Ramiz has done a tremendous job.

    However, such is the nature of Pak politics, especially with the current jokers govt, he stands no chance. He'll be gone and we'll be back to the bootlicker Sethi.
    I supported Ramiz's removal of Misbah and Waqar like yourself but that doesn't mean he gets a free pass on everything else.

    How are we moving in right direction when we've just lost at home to Australia ? Ramiz should be made answerable for the following:

    - Why do we still not have a permanent head coach a year before the 2023 World Cup ? Saqlain is only on a temporary 12 month contract.

    - Why are there still unfilled vacancies at the NHPC after Ramiz's sacking spree ?

    - Why did you interfere with the pitch making process for the Australia Test series by ordering flat pitches (which nulled our home advantage) and then prevent the commentators from discussing it ? Talk about BCCI-style censorship.

    - Why are you wasting time and money on unviable projects like PJL, Quadrangular T20 and drop-in pitches ?

    Look I'm not a Najam Sethi supporter. Ideally the PCB Chairman should be headhunted in a proper recruitment process, not a product of political patronage. However when one looks past Ramiz's bombast and PR, his tenure raises serious questions.
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    ^Ramiz does not believe in coaches in cricket. He thinks that the captain should have the responsibility to call the shots and therefore Babar Azam is the main man.

    In his opinion, coaches are hired on a PRN basis as consultants only.

    I tend to like this approach as there is one less person to blame. It gives players ability to grow and express themselves and take personal responsibility.

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    Let RR run the show, the chopping and changing won't be good for our cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedwoodOriginal View Post
    I remember Sethi being highly critical of PCB back in 2019 when they appointed Misbah as chief-selector and coach. I don't see this happening.

    Also think Misbah has enough self-respect for himself to not just go back to an old job that he was essentially forced out of. Someone like Misbah would likely want certain guarantees if he were to come back. And I don't see Sethi or PCB giving him that.
    The way Misbah was ousted, he rightly deserves to negotiate gurantees. Don't see Sethi being in a position to honour those though as he himself will be on limited time as general elections will be around the corner. Should continue with RR until we have settled government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daytrader View Post
    The way Misbah was ousted, he rightly deserves to negotiate gurantees. Don't see Sethi being in a position to honour those though as he himself will be on limited time as general elections will be around the corner. Should continue with RR until we have settled government.
    Ousted? He resigned.

    How did he deserve anything? What was his performance as chief selector? If anything, he deserved to be booted out earlier.

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    I want to give my thanks to Ramiz Raja as he was the only one brave enough to fire Misbah (and Waqar).

    I hope Najam Sethi gets the red carpet treatment. He deserves a proper welcome back ceremony. Maybe it could be held in GSL? With fireworks and fans coming all round from Pakistan, they would surely come in droves to give him the warm reception deserves.

    Welcome back Sir Najam Sethi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    I supported Ramiz's removal of Misbah and Waqar like yourself but that doesn't mean he gets a free pass on everything else.

    How are we moving in right direction when we've just lost at home to Australia ? Ramiz should be made answerable for the following:

    - Why do we still not have a permanent head coach a year before the 2023 World Cup ? Saqlain is only on a temporary 12 month contract.

    - Why are there still unfilled vacancies at the NHPC after Ramiz's sacking spree ?

    - Why did you interfere with the pitch making process for the Australia Test series by ordering flat pitches (which nulled our home advantage) and then prevent the commentators from discussing it ? Talk about BCCI-style censorship.

    - Why are you wasting time and money on unviable projects like PJL, Quadrangular T20 and drop-in pitches ?

    Look I'm not a Najam Sethi supporter. Ideally the PCB Chairman should be headhunted in a proper recruitment process, not a product of political patronage. However when one looks past Ramiz's bombast and PR, his tenure raises serious questions.
    - We won the ODI series and lost the test series. Let's also acknowledge the wins with the losses

    - We're moving in the right direction by having the most profitable PSL season at home. We're moving in the right direction with Australia touring us after decades and with England and NZ to follow suit unless something drastically bad happens. Haven't seen wins of these magnitude by any of the previous regimes.

    - Since when did not having a permanent head coach become that big of a deal? As long as the team is performing, this is a pretty low priority item that can wait till we find the suitable candidate. Or did you prefer Misbah/Waqar combo from the previous admin?

    - Again, are we to fill the posts just for the heck of it? What is the impact of this move? What were these posts contributing towards?

    - Partially agree with you here. We have all the right to prepare pitches that nullify the oppositions strength. However, the nature of the pitches that were made was disgusting and then Ramiz's decision to defend the move publicly was also a mistake.

    - Not even a single rupee has been spent on JPL or drop-in pitches. I'm sure you agree that there is no harm in exploring potential. Are we now criticizing projects that are just in their conceptual phase?

    Again, the wins that Ramiz has had in his short tenure are impressive and he deserves to see his term through. But alas, Sharif's are as petty as they come, so there's no hope there.
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    Ramiz is a broadcast and cricket guy, he is perfect for the job. There needs to be some continuity otherwise we are going to become a mess again when the WC is here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake View Post
    - We won the ODI series and lost the test series. Let's also acknowledge the wins with the losses

    - We're moving in the right direction by having the most profitable PSL season at home. We're moving in the right direction with Australia touring us after decades and with England and NZ to follow suit unless something drastically bad happens. Haven't seen wins of these magnitude by any of the previous regimes.

    - Since when did not having a permanent head coach become that big of a deal? As long as the team is performing, this is a pretty low priority item that can wait till we find the suitable candidate. Or did you prefer Misbah/Waqar combo from the previous admin?

    - Again, are we to fill the posts just for the heck of it? What is the impact of this move? What were these posts contributing towards?

    - Partially agree with you here. We have all the right to prepare pitches that nullify the oppositions strength. However, the nature of the pitches that were made was disgusting and then Ramiz's decision to defend the move publicly was also a mistake.

    - Not even a single rupee has been spent on JPL or drop-in pitches. I'm sure you agree that there is no harm in exploring potential. Are we now criticizing projects that are just in their conceptual phase?

    Again, the wins that Ramiz has had in his short tenure are impressive and he deserves to see his term through. But alas, Sharif's are as petty as they come, so there's no hope there.
    If head coaches are worthless, then why does every top international team and T20 franchise spend millions hiring experienced, proven coaches ?

    Imran and Ramiz are stuck in the past where coaches were Intikhab Alam-esque cheerleaders and the captain ran the show. However in the modern era, they're essential in identifying opposition weaknesses, devising strategies, talent ID and relieving the workload on captains. It's not a coincidence when we've hired top coaches like Woolmer or Arthur we've had relatively successful periods.

    Mohammad Yousuf was doing a good job by all accounts at the NHPC as batting coach. Players like Haider Ali and Abdullah Shafique have praised his work. These roles are vital and arguably where coaches make the biggest difference - with the younger agegroups. You cannot sack people simply to show who's boss without identifying replacements.
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    ISLAMABAD: Ehsan Ur Rehman Mazari, the newly elected Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Minister, has claimed that he is unaware of the sacking of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja.

    Ehsan ur Rehman, who received his first briefing from the secretary on Saturday, has expressed his opinion on the future of PCB Chairman Ramiz, claiming that he is unaware of the reports that are being circulated.

    “I have no idea about the claims circulating that the government has planned to sack Ramiz from the chairmanship,” Ehsan ur Rehman remarked.

    “I only found out about Ramiz’s removal from the PCB chairmanship through the media,” he continued.

    The IPC minister further commented about the revival of the departmental sports and said, “All sports departments will be restored.”

    Ehsan ur Rehman then went on to comment about the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)’s ban on the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) and vowed to resolve the issue at the earliest.

    “We will resolve the issue of FIFA’s sanction on Pakistan soon. Whereas, the preparations of the South Asian Games will also be completed soon,” he concluded.

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    I don't understand why the Chairman of PCB must be a political appointment, as if he's part of the cabinet. Will each new PM bring a new appointee every couple years, constantly reverting the old one's changes? Ramiz has been appointed, he has some plans so let him finish his term and fairly judge him on the results, regardless of which party is in power.


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    Ramiz working away without a care in life!

    Junior League, women's PSL, pitches etc, at this rate he will make it tough for anyone to remove him.

    But he must also know that one sign of trouble and he will be out in a flash


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    Actually that's one thing I am loving and appreciating about RR is that he does not give a **** about what's happening outside of PCB and is laser focused on what's in his control and trying to deliver onto his vision.

    I don't care if he fails in majority of the initiatives, I'm just happy that finally a CEO is taking new risky innovative projects on board

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Ramiz working away without a care in life!

    Junior League, women's PSL, pitches etc, at this rate he will make it tough for anyone to remove him.

    But he must also know that one sign of trouble and he will be out in a flash
    Hopefully his tenure will outlive current government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Ramiz working away without a care in life!

    Junior League, women's PSL, pitches etc, at this rate he will make it tough for anyone to remove him.

    But he must also know that one sign of trouble and he will be out in a flash
    Dude. Ramiz can find the cure for scanner and these clowns will replace him with a stooge of their own choice.

    Did you not see the whole PDM "No trust" nonesense.

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    More news reports that Ramiz's time is up at the PCB.


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    Been a month now of these news reports - are they just guessing / creating drama or is there something to it?

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    Governments should NOT be involved in sporting boards; I may not like Ramiz either but this government needs to stay away from these departments and let them run on their own, Imran should have actually got rid of this "loophole" they have been using...

    Its absurd that small boards have nearly lost their membership over this.. if they depose off Ramiz Raja and bought in their politically motivated guy as PCB chairman, we need to lose membership from ICC.

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    If Imran brought his men (the two incompetent failures from the UK) then this government also has the right to bring his man to run PCB.

    Ramiz has done a good job so far but if he is not the man to take it forward from here so be it.

    I would love to see Sethi run the show. He is the sole reason why PSL became a reality and Pakistan became a hosting nation again. Mani and Wasim tried to steal credit from him but they failed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    If Imran brought his men (the two incompetent failures from the UK) then this government also has the right to bring his man to run PCB.

    Ramiz has done a good job so far but if he is not the man to take it forward from here so be it.

    I would love to see Sethi run the show. He is the sole reason why PSL became a reality and Pakistan became a hosting nation again. Mani and Wasim tried to steal credit from him but they failed.
    Yes make Sethi PCB chief. Nawaz PM, Zardari president, kayani army chief. Let them good old days return.

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    Surprised he's still there.

    I thought by now it would have been all change.



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