Pakistan’s former cricketer-turned-commentator, Ramiz Raja, is expected to meet the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the Patron-in-Chief of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Imran Khan, today.
The 59-year-old is prime candidate to be given the big responsibility of PCB chairman in the near future.
The three-year contract of the current chairman of the PCB Ehsan Mani is set to expire on August 24.
Mani has also been called in to meet the prime minister today and it is expected that his journey with the PCB is near its end.
Mani was set for an extension but that changed when some government officials were left unhappy after the Pakistan team’s disappointing performance on the England tour and mishandling of the Kashmir Premier League (KPL).
According to sources, Prime Minister Imran Khan will recommend two names for the governing board which includes Raja and Dr. Jawad Sajid Khan, chairman of the Lahore Gymkhana. One of these will be elected for the role of PCB chairman.
It must be noted that PM Khan has already appointed Justice (r) Azmat Saeed as the election commissioner to hold the PCB chairman elections.