Ramiz Raja lashes out at BCCI once again; says they can’t dictate terms

Ramiz Raja

Former Pakistan Cricket Board chief, Ramiz Raja has once again targeted the BCCI.

Raja held a YouTube show after his sacking where he began a war of words with BCCI and India.

He is of the opinion that India should stop dictating terms to Pakistan for Asia Cup 2023.

Now, he wants the BCCI to cooperate and send their team to Pakistan for the continental tournament.

Says Raja,

India is a billion-dollar industry but they failed to qualify for the Asia Cup final and they couldn’t reach the T20 World Cup final either. Pakistan played both finals and defeated a billion-dollar industry in Asia Cup too.

Adding further, he says,

They could be commercial superpower, but they can’t dictate us.

Meanwhile, Ramiz Raja has been removed from the post of chairman after Pakistan suffered a clean sweep against England.

Najam Sethi has taken over the post from Raja and will now lead the PCB.

Ramiz Raja’s heydays come to a close at PCB

While his arrival to the post of chairman was amid much fanfare and celebration, Raja’s final days at PCB were just verbal spats with BCCI and India.

According to media reports, India decided not to send its team to Pakistan for the Asia Cup this year.

On the other hand, PCB threatened BCCI that they will not send their team to India for the 50-over World Cup.

Moreover, sources from Pakistani news channels have stated that the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif has approved the appointment of Sethi.

Earlier, Raja denied his ousting from the post of chairman of the PCB and stated that he was asked to continue as chairman.

Raja played 57 Tests and 198 ODIs for Pakistan between 1984 and 1997 and he succeeded Ehsan Mani to the post of chairman of PCB.

Raja’s appointment was unopposed and he came to power when the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf was ruling the country.

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