Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja has made a stunning revelation that he confronted loss of life threats in the course of the Australia tour of Pakistan, which prompted him to purchase PKR 1.65 crore bullet-proof automotive.
Talking to Samaa TV, Raja mentioned:
“That automotive is with PCB. I didn’t purchase that. My successor also can use it. I obtained loss of life risk. You possibly can’t get a bullet-proof automotive till you face a loss of life threats. That’s why I had it.”
“I can’t reveal the small print about it, however it has been there since Australia got here to Pakistan in March 2022. DIG got here to my residence, there was a complete report that was made. That’s why I purchased it.”
It’s price mentioning that the Australian staff toured Pakistan for the primary time after 24 years (first since 1998) throughout Raja’s tenure as PCB chief. The Aussies have been the second massive staff to tour Pakistan after South Africa (in 2021) following the 2009 terrorist assault on the Sri Lankan staff.
Beneath Ramiz Raja’s regime, England additionally toured Pakistan for the primary time since 2005. New Zealand additionally accepted the supply of touring the nation after pulling out of the collection on the final minute in October 2021.
Babar Azam and Co., although, misplaced the Take a look at collection 3-0 and 1-0 to England and Australia at residence. They are going to be in motion within the second Take a look at in opposition to NZ on January 2 after the primary Take a look at led to a draw.
Najam Sethi replaces Ramiz Raja as PCB chairman; choice committee fired
Former PCB chief Najam Sethi was appointed PCB chairman by the Pakistani authorities on December 22, resulting in Ramiz Raja’s (sacked) unceremonious exit.
The federal government appointed a 14-member committee, headed by Sethi, to run the affairs of the sport for the following 4 months.
In the meantime, a brand new interim choice committee has been shaped, with former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi being named the interim chief selector. Abdul Razzaq and Rao Iftikhar Anjum have additionally been added to the panel.