Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja, who was elected the brand new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday, thanked supporters for entrusting him together with his new place.
Raja additionally introduced that former Australian opener Matthew Hayden and former South African all-rounder Vernon Philander have been signed up as head coach and bowling coach respectively for the Twenty20 World Cup that begins subsequent month.
Hayden and Philander change Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis after each coaches stepped down from their respective roles shortly after the World Cup squad was named final week.
Raja, who performed greater than 250 worldwide matches for Pakistan from 1984 to 1997, replaces Ehsan Mani who stepped down from his function final month.
After his retirement, Raja grew to become a cricket commentator. The 59-year-old served because the PCB chief government from 2003 to 2004.
“One in every of my key focuses will likely be to assist introduce within the Pakistan males’s cricket group the identical tradition, mindset, angle and method that when made Pakistan probably the most feared cricket enjoying nations,” Raja mentioned.
“Clearly, as a former cricketer, my different precedence will likely be to look into the welfare of our previous and current cricketers.
“The sport has and can at all times be concerning the cricketers and, as such, they deserve extra recognition and respect from their mother or father establishment.”
Social media has been flooded with messages of assist for Raja’s appointment.
Some appreciated Raja’s look on Monday wearing a shalwar kameez.
Others have been unhappy to lose a commentator.
However as anticipated, many used the chance to share memes.
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