Articles about Ramiz Raja

A style icon, an eloquent speaker, an able administrator, and more than everything, a classy batsman, Ramiz ‘Rambo’ Raja was a sight to behold for purists in his hay days. Hailing from Faisalabad, Raja made his first-class debut in the 1977-1978 season. His international debut came in a Test against England in 1984. Despite an unimpressive start in Tests, he made his ODI debut against New Zealand. As an opening batsman, Raja excelled in ODIs and ended his career with more runs in ODIs than in Tests. He was a crucial part of the Pakistan team that won the 1992 World Cup. Toward the tail end of his career, he was made captain of the team. After his retirement in 1997, Raja took up various administrative roles in Pakistan cricket. As the CEO of PCB, he was instrumental in conducting a series between India and Pakistan in 2004. He quit the position due to his media and commentary commitments. In 2021, Raja returned to administration as the Chairman of the PCB. He holds the unfortunate record of being the first batsman to be dismissed for obstructing the field in ODI history.

CA wants to host tri-series involving India, Pakistan, and Australia

11 Mar 2022

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CA wants to host tri-series involving India, Pakistan, and Australia

Cricket Australia (CA) chief Nick Hockley has backed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) boss Ramiz Raja's idea of conducting a four-nation T20 Super Series.

Raja wants quadrangular T20I series involving 'Big Three' and Pakistan

12 Jan 2022

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Raja wants quadrangular T20I series involving 'Big Three' and Pakistan

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja on Tuesday said that he wants to propose a yearly quadrangular T20I series involving bitter rivals India and Pakistan to the ICC.

Women's PSL could be launched soon: Ramiz Raja

11 Nov 2021

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Women's PSL could be launched soon: Ramiz Raja

In what could be a major boost for Pakistan cricket, the PCB is planning to launch the inaugural edition of Women's PSL.

Former batsman Ramiz Raja elected as chairman of PCB

13 Sep 2021

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Former batsman Ramiz Raja elected as chairman of PCB

Former Pakistan batsman Ramiz Raja has been formally elected as the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board for three years, after winning an unopposed election.

'My career, my choice', Mohammad Hafeez slams Ramiz Raja

16 Jun 2020

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'My career, my choice', Mohammad Hafeez slams Ramiz Raja

Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has slammed Ramiz Raja for retirement remarks.

PCB urges government to devise law for outlawing match-fixing

15 Apr 2020

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PCB urges government to devise law for outlawing match-fixing

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked the government to legislate a law for outlawing match-fixing and spot-fixing.

Babar has the potential to overtake Virat Kohli: Ramiz Raja

13 Apr 2020

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Babar has the potential to overtake Virat Kohli: Ramiz Raja

Former Pakistan batsman Ramiz Raja made a big call when he said Babar Azam can beat Virat Kohli if he continues with his magnificent run.

#CoronavirusOutbreak: PCB awaiting test results of everyone involved with PSL

18 Mar 2020

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#CoronavirusOutbreak: PCB awaiting test results of everyone involved with PSL

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday said around 100 people, including players, associated with the now-suspended Pakistan Super League (PSL) have undergone COVID-19 tests.

Alex Hales develops coronavirus symptoms amid PSL shutdown

17 Mar 2020

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Alex Hales develops coronavirus symptoms amid PSL shutdown

England cricketer Alex Hales is self-isolating after showing coronavirus symptoms.

Shane Warne joins MCC World Cricket committee

25 Oct 2018

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Shane Warne joins MCC World Cricket committee

A new chapter has come in Shane Warne's life.