Misbah-ul-Haq, a former Pakistan captain, has spoken out about Ramiz Raja’s future as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Misbah believes that the PCB should be an independent entity, and that changes in government should have no effect on the country’s governing body of cricket.
Misbah is the latest cricketer to advocate for the PCB to become an independent body. Previously, former captain, Shahid Afridi stated that politics should be avoided and that the PCB chairman should be elected.
The former national team coach’s remarks come amid uncertainty surrounding Ramiz’s tenure as PCB chairman due to a change in Pakistan’s government.
Former Prime Minister Imran Khan appointed the current PCB chairman more than eight months ago. He is expected to be removed from office by the new Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif. According to rumors, Ramiz is set to be replaced by former PCB chairman Najam Sethi, who is eager to return to running the country’s cricketing operations.
It is worth noting that Misbah resigned as head coach of the national team shortly after Ramiz was appointed chairman of the board. Misbah’s days as head coach were reportedly numbered during Ramiz’s tenure, prompting him to resign independently.