Ramiz Raja

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Faisalabad (Eastern Pakistan), India

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Ramiz Raja is a former international cricketer who played for Pakistan from 1984 to 1997. He was part of Pakistans squad that won the 1992 ICC World Cup under the captaincy of Imran Khan. After retiring, he worked as a cricket commentator for BBC and Ten Sports. On 13 September 2021, he became the 36th Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the second time and the fourth test cricketer to do so after Ijaz Butt, Javed Burki, and Abdul Hafeez Kardar. Ramiz Raja with his commentary team.Hours after his selection for the role, Pakistans head coach Misbah-Ul-Haq and Bowling coach Waqar Younis submitted their resignations. He played a key role in hiring Late Bob Woolmer as Pakistans head coach who took Pakistan to a historic win in the 2009 ICC T20 World Cup Finals. He is also credited for the launch of the First National Cricket Academy in Pakistan. Ramiz Raja as a PCB chairman.Before rising to fame, Ramiz Raja was once employed in American Express Bank as a Banker after completing his MBA.

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Ramiz Raja is a former international cricketer who played for Pakistan from 1984 to 1997. He was part of Pakistans squad that won the 1992 ICC World Cup under the captaincy of Imran Khan. After retiring, he worked as a cricket commentator for BBC and Ten Sports. On 13 September 2021, he became the 36th Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the second time and the fourth test cricketer to do so after Ijaz Butt, Javed Burki, and Abdul Hafeez Kardar. Ramiz Raja with his commentary team.Hours after his selection for the role, Pakistans head coach Misbah-Ul-Haq and Bowling coach Waqar Younis submitted their resignations. He played a key role in hiring Late Bob Woolmer as Pakistans head coach who took Pakistan to a historic win in the 2009 ICC T20 World Cup Finals. He is also credited for the launch of the First National Cricket Academy in Pakistan. Ramiz Raja as a PCB chairman.Before rising to fame, Ramiz Raja was once employed in American Express Bank as a Banker after completing his MBA.He played a crucial role in guiding Pakistan to the 1987 World Cup semi-finals and Pakistans historic victory in the 1992 World Cup finals where he took the final catch that won the team their first World Cup ever.He has an ancestral background in Jaipur, Rajasthan while his in-laws are from Delhi and Karnal. Since childhood, he was a bright student. He comes from a sports background where her father and grandfather were national-level cricketers while his mother was excellent in Badminton. Ramiz Raja childhood pic.He is the younger brother of Wasim Raja, who played for Pakistan from 1976 to 1995. Interestingly, both the brothers have played the same number of Test matches for Pakistan (57 Tests). His cousin Atif Raul has also represented Pakistan in 1994. Apart from that, his father also played cricket for Multan, so as his nephew Ali Wasim Raja who played for Surrey Second XI. Following his brothers footsteps, he started playing cricket, at an age of eight. After playing for the school team, he soon started playing List-A matches in 1976. Ramiz Raja during his schooling in 1975.He hasnt had the best of starts in his International career when he scored just one run in both the innings of the test match against England under the captaincy of Zaheer Abbas. He missed the second test due to his poor form but was given a chance in the final test match where he could manage 26 and 0 runs in both innings. Pakistan went on to win the series 1-0. Ramiz Rajas Test Debut.In February 1985, he got the chance to represent his side in One-day Internationals against New Zealand during the 3rd ODI. Pakistan was given the target of 265 runs to win. In reply, Pakistan at one moment were 129 for 6 after losing the key wicket of Zaheer Abbas. In walked Ramiz Raja who held the nerves for Pakistan with 108 runs partnership with Anil Dalpat and took the score to 237 runs before getting run-out. Pakistan lost the match by 13 runs but Ramiz Raja being the top scorer for the side with 75 runs of 76 balls. He was again impressive with 59 runs of 83 balls during the fourth ODI against the same team. Pakistan lost that series by 3-0. Pakistani team before the tour of New Zealand in 1985.Ramiz Raja then took part in the Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket in 1985 a few days later, but manage to score only 53 runs in the first three ODIs, which Pakistan won convincingly. Then came the match against the Caribbeans where Pakistan was given the target of 160 runs. Pakistan lost their opening batter Mudassar Nazar cheaply. Ramiz came one-down. He held a steady partnership with Mohsin Khan scoring 60 runs and took Pakistan to an easy win by seven wickets in 46 overs. Pakistan then defeated India in the finals by eight wickets.On 25 October 1985, during the Sri Lankan tour of the Pakistan ODI game, Sri Lanka scored 228 runs in 38-overs (overs reduced due to rain). In reply, Pakistan lost their opening batters in 53 runs. Ramiz along with Javed Miandad held a 77-runs partnership and took Pakistan to a five-wicket win. Ramiz contributed with 56 runs of 56 balls. He again shined with a bat with 45 runs in the next match. Pakistan won the ODI series 4-0.

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