Rumours and Speculations: Who is Going To Be The Next Chairman PCB?

Here's everything we know so far!

New Chairman PCB Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ehsan Mani’s term will come to an end tomorrow and the rumour mill is working over time regarding the new chairman PCB. One of the candidates for this top job is Prime Minister Imran Khan’s former colleague and good friend, Ramiz Raja.

There have been multiple reports regarding the former cricketer turned commentator getting the job. However, following the PM’s meeting with Ehsan Mani and Ramiz Raja, sources have claimed that Mani will continue for a second term.

During the meeting yesterday with PM Khan, Mani asked the PM to let him continue for another term as he has some unfinished business to take care of. Ramiz Raja also held a meeting with the PM and the latter is yet to make a decision regarding the continuity of the current boss of the PCB.

According to some well placed sources, the PM will approve two names for PCB’s Board of Governors in the next couple of days. The two front runners – Mani and Raja – are expected to be nominated as BoG members by the prime minister as only a member of the BoG can contest elections for the post of PCB chairman.

The former cricketer is likely to replace another member of BoG Asad Ali Khan while Mani will retain his position.

The decision regarding the Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board will be made at a later stage. Whether Ramiz Raja gets the job as the boss of the the country’s top cricket governing body or not, he will be given some important position.

A government official told Dawn that PM Khan’s decision to allow Mani for another term as chairman PCB is mainly due to his role in the revival of cricket as well as changing the domestic cricket structure. The official further claimed that if changing the PCB’s boss was imperative, it will only be after the T20 World Cup subject to Pakistan’s performance in the mega event.

A former member of PCB BoG claimed that the purpose of the meeting between the PM and Ramiz Raja was to give him the responsibility of chairman Pakistan cricket. He further claimed that PM Khan had also informed some former cricketers about his decision regarding Ramiz Raja.

It remains to be seen who gets the job but as per media reports Ehsan Mani didn’t look too confident while coming out of the PM’s office.

Sharing the details about the meeting, a source said that PM Khan wasn’t too happy with the national cricket team’s performance on their recent tour to England.

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