Ramiz Raja
PCB president Ramiz Raja. Credits: PCB

The 60-year-old Ramiz Raja, who was recently sacked as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, has made a blunt remark on bowling greats – Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis – while referring to a Justice Qayyum’s report on match-fixing.

Notably, the legendary pacers Akram and Waqar were the leading figures in Justice Qayyum’s report and they were fined after the report was made public. Akram was even sacked as the captain. However, they both made a comeback in Pakistan cricket as coaches.

Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram
Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram. Image-mykhel.com

IPL 2023 | Sri Lanka Tour Of India 2023 | Dream11 Prediction | Fantasy Cricket Tips | Cricket Match Prediction Today | Cricket News | Cricket Live Score | New Zealand tour of India 2023 | Australia Tour Of India 2023 

Speaking to Samaa TV, Ramiz said that had he been in the power, he would have definitely banned Akram and Waqar from returning to Pakistan cricket.

“I think no one should have had the chance (of coming back to Pakistan cricket). If Wasim Akram’s name is in there, and he was censured for not cooperating, right? It was a borderline case. If I was the decision maker at the time, I would’ve banned them forever,” said the former PCB chairman.

IPL 2023 | India National Cricket Team | IND vs SL 2023 | India vs Sri Lanka 2023 | IND vs NZ 2023 | India vs New Zealand 2023 | IND vs AUS 2023 | India vs Australia 2023

Read More  Will O'Rourke out of second Test against Australia, New Zealand announce replacement

We were told to play with them and work with them – Ramiz Raja

Ramiz Raja
Ramiz Raja. Credits: Sky Sports.

The former PCB chairman added that they were told to work with Akram and Waqar and he couldn’t do anything because he wasn’t in the power.

“You brought them back to the system. I wasn’t in power at the time. We were told to play with them and work with them, and that was it. No one knew how to tackle that. So many people were involved in that. I don’t know what the compulsion was,” he said.

Ramiz was also asked if his stance remains the same on Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir, and Mohammad Asif, who were banned after spot-fixing charges in 2010.

“Whoever is tainted, I’ve zero tolerance on it.

“I’m absolutely clear. People say they’ve had the punishment, move on. But I’ve experienced such situations,” said Ramiz.

Age Fraud in PCB
Photo Credit: (Twitter)

Also Read: “He Was The Most Depressed, He’s Foul-mouthed” – Ramiz Raja’s Brutal Remark On Aaqib Javed

Virat Kohli | Rohit Sharma | Rishabh Pant | KL Rahul | Suryakumar Yadav | Sanju Samson | Shreyas Iyer | Yuzvendra Chahal | Jasprit Bumrah

Sonanchal Gautam is the Assistant Content Manager at Cricketaddictor. He is a professional Wrestling and Hip-hop enthusiast.