Pakistan faced a 0-3 defeat against England in the recently-concluded Test series, and after that, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja was sacked from his position. The call was taken by the Pakistan government as Najam Sethi replaced him, which also appointed a 14-member committee to run the sports for the next four months as well. Raja on Monday took to social media to share the shocking news of his sudden exit as well.
“Aisa inhone hamla kiya cricket board mein aake. Mera saman bhi nahi lene diya inlogo ne. Subah yeh 9 baje, 17 bande dhandate fir rahe they cricket board mein. Jaise ki koi FIA ka chapa par gaya. (They way they attacked the cricket board. They didn’t even let me take my stuff. Early morning at 9 around 17 guys stormed at the office, which felt as if the Federal Investigation Agency of Pakistan has raided the office). They are least interested in cricket. The cricket board puts them in a powerful position, and all they want is people keep bowing in front of them,” he said.
However, Ramiz Raja also shared that the fact he was sacked even before his contract could get over and it comes at a time when international cricket is returning to the nation as well.
“To bring just one person you changed the entire constitution of Pakistan Cricket Board. I have never seen this happen in the world that to adjust Najam Sethi, you had to change the constitution. In the middle of the season, when teams are coming to play in Pakistan, you have done this, and then you changed the chief selector. The point is that Mohammad Wasim whether he was doing a good job or not, is a former Test cricketer, and you should have made him leave with respect,” said Raja.
“This Najam Sethi is tweeting 2:15am at night that Ramiz Raja has been sacked, start congratulating me. I have played Test cricket, this is my field, and it hurts to see these people from outside cricket trying to act like a Messiah. I know that their motives are non-cricketing. These people are here for the limelight,” Ramiz Raja concluded.