- 59-year-old Rameez Raja unanimously elected PCB chairman
- Teams of India and Pakistan will face each other on October 24
- The new head of PCB said – we are not in a hurry in this matter
The newly-appointed chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Rameez Raja, says that the resumption of the bilateral series with India is still impossible. Rameez also said that he is in no rush for this as his focus is only on the domestic cricket structure of the country.
The 59-year-old former captain was unanimously elected the chairman. He formally took charge on Monday. He admitted that the post of PCB chairman is one of the most difficult roles in cricket.
“It is a huge challenge and the Prime Minister (Imran Khan) had looked at all aspects before handing over this responsibility to me,” Rameez told a press conference.
When asked about the possibility of resumption of the bilateral series between India and Pakistan, Rameez said, “It is impossible right now because politics has affected sports badly and the status quo is now.” We are also not in a hurry because we have to focus on our domestic and local cricket.
He also expressed disappointment over the non-availability of Decision Review System (DRS) during the limited overs series between Pakistan and New Zealand to be played in Rawalpindi and Lahore.
Rameez said, “This DRS issue shows that there is something wrong somewhere and I will look into it.” Rameez was also asked about the T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan to be held in Dubai on October 24.
He said, ‘When I met the players of the Pakistani team, I told them that this time the equation should be changed and the team should be 100 percent ready for this match and they should do well in it.’
The PCB chief said that he wants the national cricketers to play cricket without any hesitation. “We should also be ready to face problems and lose matches. I told the players that they should not worry about their place in the team and play fearlessly.