Ramiz Raja may resign as Pak Board CEO

Published: Saturday, December 13, 2003, 23:53 [IST]
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Islamabad: The appointment of former diplomat Shahryar Khan as new chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) could lead to major changes in top administrative posts.

The outgoing Chairman of the PCB retired General Tauqir Zia had asked PCB chief executive Ramiz Raja and other top official appointed by him to resign to enable Shahryar Khan to reconstitute the Board.

Shahryar, who was directly appointed by President Gen Pervez Musharraf following Zia's resignation, was expected to take over his new office by December 14.

Local daily 'The News' said Raja and Treasurer Muhammad Naeem have assured Zia that they would submit their resignations to Shahryar when he takes charge.

"As far as Rameez and Naeem are concerned they have assured Zia they will tender their resignations as being honorary nominations on the board they understood that the new Chairman would like to have his own people in the two key positions," the daily quoted PCB officials as saying.

Shahryar, however, could ask them to continue in their positions, at least until Indian cricket team's tour of the country early next year.

But, Zahid Bashir, marketing director, who was also appointed by Zia, has refused to resign, the newspaper said.

Sharyar Khan is the new PCB chief

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