Ramiz Raja Receives Death Threat During His Tenure As PCB Chief: Report

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Ramiz Raja Receives Death Threat: Ramiz Raja who served as the 35th Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board since September 2021 has been removed from the post and was replaced by Najam Sethi.

Ramiz Raja Receives Death Threat

Ramiz Raja has spoken up against the current board members and claimed that the current management didn’t allow him to collect his belongings from the office. The 60-year-old has now made a shocking revelation that he faced death threats during the Australia tour of Pakistan earlier this year.

Ramiz added that he was using a bullet-proof car, worth PKR 1.65 crore, to commute after receiving death threats.

“That car is with PCB. I didn’t buy that. He (Najam Sethi) can also use it. I received death threats. You can’t get a bullet-proof car until you face a death threat. That’s why I had it. I can’t reveal the details about it, but it has been there since Australia came to Pakistan in March 2022.

DIG came to my home, there was a whole report that was made. That’s why I had the bullet-proof car,” Ramiz said during a discussion on Samaa TV.

He has also worked as the chief executive of the Pakistan Cricket Board, but resigned from his job in August 2004, citing increasing media commitments. He continues to provide commentary on the Pakistan cricket team’s tours as well as in many domestic tournaments and international ICC tournaments.

The Pakistan government also appointed a 14-member committee, headed by Sethi, to run the affairs of the game in the country for the next four months.

Also, a new interim selection committee has been formed, with former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi being named the interim chief selector. Former cricketers Abdul Razzaq and Rao Iftikhar Anjum have also been added to the panel.