Former captain Ramiz Raja was on Monday unanimously elected as the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for a three-year term, succeeding Ehsan Mani who stepped down from the post last month.
This is Raja’s second stint with the PCB. He had served as the Board’s chief executive from 2003 to 2004.
The special meeting was presided by PCB election commissioner, Justice (retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed at the National High Performance Centre.
Raja was nominated for the position by Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is also the patron-in-chief of the Board.
The 59-year-old commentator, who was part of Pakistan’s triumphant campaign in the 1992 World Cup, has become the fourth international cricketer to head the PCB after Abdul Hafeez Kardar (1972-1977), Javed Burki (1994-1995) and Ijaz Butt (2008-2011).