Launching a scathing assault on the brand new Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) administration, Ramiz Raja has termed Najam Sethi’s appointment as a ‘political’ transfer that defies cricketing logic. In a video on his YouTube channel, Ramiz mentioned that your entire PCB structure was modified simply to suit one individual (Najam Sethi). Raja additionally took a swipe on the course of during which the adjustments have been made, suggesting he did not even get to take his stuff from the workplace as Sethi and his males took over.
“To accommodate one individual, Sethi to be exact, they needed to change your entire structure (of the PCB). I’ve not seen this wherever on the earth. It has been carried out in the midst of a season, when groups are visiting Pakistan. They’ve modified the chief selector, who had performed Check cricket. At 2 am within the evening, he (Sethi) tweets that Ramiz Raja is gone. That is my enjoying discipline. It hurts,” the previous PCB chairman mentioned throughout a YouTube interplay with the followers on Monday.
“It has been made out as if a messiah (Sethi) has come, who will take the sport to new heights. We all know what he’s as much as. He desires limelight at any price. He has nothing to do with cricket, and has by no means lifted a bat. They’ve modified me halfway. In the course of the season, they’re bringing Micky Arthur. Saqlain Mushtaq‘s tenure was ending anyway in January. Saqlain has performed over 50 (49) Exams, he’s a legend. That is no option to deal with the cricketers.”
Raja, who had a three-year contract however was requested to depart halfway by means of the primary 12 months, does not see a cricketing cause behind the appointment of Sethi
“It frustrates if you find yourself advised to step apart halfway by means of after 12 months when you got a time period of three years. That is to fill a political individual. It is not going to assist cricket. It results in stress on the cricket board, system, nationwide crew and captain. The structure must be sturdy. It occurs solely in Pakistan. I’ll proceed to lift the topic at worldwide platforms. It has grow to be a joke.”
Narrating a quite surprising story, Ramiz mentioned that as Najam Sethi and his males got here into the PCB workplace, they did not permit him to even take his stuff. What occurred within the PCB has been termed ‘political victimisation and vendetta’ by Ramiz.
“They didn’t permit me to take my stuff out of the workplace,” he mentioned and added that the federal government has bulldozed the PCB structure. “They have no curiosity in cricket. The structure has been bulldozed. It’s political victimization and vendetta. There will probably be no place for excellence when there isn’t any continuity.”
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