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Tuesday Sep 07 2021
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‘Don't pay attention to changes in PCB, focus on cricket’: Ramiz Raja advises cricketers

By
Web Desk
Ramiz Raja —AFP/File
Ramiz Raja —AFP/File

  • The former cricketer holds a meeting with the players to share his vision and roadmap.
  • Interim coaches Saqlain Mushtaq and Abdul Razzaq were also present in the meeting.
  • The players of the ODI squad for the series against New Zealand are to gather in Islamabad tomorrow.


LAHORE: "Don't pay attention to the changes in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB); Focus on cricket", Ramiz Raja advised players on Tuesday.

During a meeting held between expected Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja and the players at the National High-Performance Center in Lahore, Raja told the players about his vision and roadmap.

Interim coaches Saqlain Mushtaq and Abdul Razzaq were also present in the meeting.

Ramiz Raja has been nominated by Patron PCB Imran Khan in the PCB BoG and he will be the next Chairman of the cricket board who will be elected on September 13.

A meeting with the players was arranged at the request of former captain Ramiz Raja. The players of the ODI squad for the series against New Zealand will be gathering in Islamabad tomorrow.

“The team is being provided with a great cricketing environment. You can play cricket fearlessly. Modern cricket requires you to be aggressive," he added.

The nominee added: “Dominate the game from the start. This is modern-day cricket and you have to play accordingly.”

“You have to adapt to the new game and it is not difficult, we are all here to guide you all,” he said, adding that cricket coaches will train you accordingly, they will define the role of each player and “no unnecessary changes will be made, no one's role will be changed”.

The former cricket added: “Continuity will be seen which is very important in today's cricket.”

He said that the squad for the World Cup has been selected, now we have time: “I have high hopes from the same squad, all the players give their 100% in the World Cup, the upcoming series is important, you are all talented, you have a lot of potential.”

Shedding light on the ranking of the Pakistan cricket team, Raja said that the ranking of the Pakistan team can be much better than this. “It has to be improved by performance,” he maintained.

After meeting the players, Raja also met the coaches separately and briefed them in detail about his plans.