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Ramiz Raja invites 1992 World Cup heroes to attend important press conference

Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja gestures as he speaks. Photo: File
  • Ramiz Raja has been elected as the new chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). 
  • Inzamam, Moin Khan and Aqib Javed to attend Ramiz Raja’s press conference. 
  • Mushtaq Ahmed, Ijaz Ahmed, Aamir Sohail, Javed Miandad will not be able to attend the presser. 

LAHORE: Newly-elected Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja has invited the heroes of the 1992 Cricket World Cup-winning team to Lahore ahead of his important press conference. 

As per a report in Jang, the former Pakistan cricket captain, who was elected today as the PCB’s new chairman a couple of weeks after earning PM Imran Khan’s nod for the post, will hold an important press conference in a few hours. 

Sources said former captains Moin Khan, Inzamam-ul-Haq and ex-coach Aqib Javed will be present at the press conference with Raja. 

Legendary batsman Javed Miandad has excused himself from travelling to Lahore for the press conference while former skipper Aamir Sohail will also not be in attendance as he is in Colombo. 

Ex-cricketers Ijaz Ahmed and Mushtaq Ahmed are both busy in training camps in Karachi and hence will not be able to attend the press conference. 

Ramiz Raja, in his press conference, will unveil his agenda and plans as the PCB’s new chairman. 

Ramiz vows to restore Pakistan cricket’s glorious past

The former captain addressed the PCB Board of Governors after his election to the chairman post. 

“I am thankful to all of you for electing me as the PCB chairman and look forward to working with you to ensure Pakistan cricket continues to thrive and grow stronger, both on and off-the-field,” he said. 

“One of my key focuses will be to help introduce in the Pakistan men’s cricket team the same culture, mind-set, attitude and approach that once made Pakistan one of the most feared cricket playing nations,” he said. 

“As an organisation, we all need to get behind the national team and provide them the desired assistance and support so that they can produce that brand of cricket, which the fans also expect from them each time they step on to the field of play.

“Obviously, as a former cricketer, my other priority will be to look into the welfare of our past and present cricketers. The game has and will always be about the cricketers and, as such, they deserve more recognition and respect from their parent institution,” he added.