Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal has opined his views on the rumours of Ramiz Raja taking up the position of chairman of PCB and explained the benefits of it. The current PCB chairman Ehsan Mani’s regime is likely to end on August 25 as per the terms.
There have been talks of the commentator and former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja replacing Ehsan Mani as the next PCB chairman. Ramiz Raja hasn’t been much involved in the commentary duties in the last two months as well and this could well be a blessing in disguise for the Pakistan side if he is appointed the PCB chairman.
Kamran Akmal Feels Ramiz Raja Will Solve The Financial Issues
Kamran Akmal mentioned that Ramiz Raja becoming the chairman might benefit the Pakistan domestic setup which has struggled a lot to bring in good players in recent times. He also added that Ramiz Raja being a former cricketer does know the needs of the teams and will solve the financial issues going around at the moment.
“He hasn’t been going for commentary duties in the last couple of series and that gave us some signals for the future. A cricketer coming in as a chairman would benefit domestic cricket. It will bring in money.”
“There was a lot of talk about bringing in money by commercialising so that players get money. Ramiz (Raja) Bhai coming in will benefit players financially. Maybe the teams might improve as well. Management might get better as well because he has been a captain himself” Kamran Akmal told Cricket Pakistan.
Kamran Akmal Feels Cricketers Need To Be Made At The Grassroot Level
Kamran Akmal mentioned that the development of cricket in a country should start at the grassroots level and he wanted everyone to work on that aspect to be successful at international levels. He added that Ramiz Raja would be the perfect foil to do the job on that.
“Cricket doesn’t improve at the international level. If you want good cricketers, you have to make them at the grassroot level. Unfortunately, no one has been paying attention to it in the recent past. This is why cricketers at the lower level are ignored. We have all seen how sensitive he (Ramiz Raja) is regarding cricket with his words. It is time to walk the talk now,” he added.
Ramiz Raja has played for Pakistan in 57 Tests and 198 ODIs from the period 1984 to 1997.