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Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja sacked, Najam Sethi to take over PCB top job

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja was sacked from the role on Wednesday, December 21, The move from the PCB comes a day after Pakistan suffered a humiliating 3-0 loss in a Test series at home.

Ramiz Raja, who took over the role in September 2021, oversaw the proceedings of the PCB during 2 T20 World Cups and a 50-over Women's World Cup.

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sherif, who is also the patron of the board, cleared the appointment of Sethi as the new chairman of the PCB, according to reports. Under the Board constitution, the prime minister nominates candidates for the post of chairman and one of them is then elected by the board of governors.

Notably, Najam Sethi is a seasoned administrator. The 74-year-old had given up his role as PCB chairman when Imran Khan was elected as the Prime Minister of Pakistan in 2018 due to the differences in the past with the former captain, according to news agency PTI.

Speculation was rife over the last few days that a lobby, disgruntled with Ramiz Raja, in the PCB was working to get him removed from the top job in the PCB. Questions were being asked of Raja's administration as Pakistan lost 4 Tests on the bounce, failing to win even one Test at home in their last two series against Australia and England.

Raja's defence of the pitches that were prepared for the home series helped raise a few eyebrows as the docile tracks were criticised by a majority of the cricket fraternity in Pakistan.
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