The chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board Ramiz Raja on Friday sought to build a relationship with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, saying he is not in contact with Imran Khan since his ouster from the PM office.
In an address to media after the 69th meeting of the PCB Board of Governors, Ramiz Raja disclosed that the ex-premier has cut off ties with him after he was removed from the office.
“Imran bhai cut off contact with me. I haven’t talked to him for a long time now,” Raja said, in response to a question.
Ramiz Raja, a friend of the former PM, under whose captaincy he played during the 1992 World Cup, was brought in as PCB chairman after Ehsan Mani’s tenure ended last year.
After Imran Khan’s ouster in April, there are reports that the new government is mulling to bring new leadership to the PCB. A couple of days ago, former chairman Khalid Mehmood also had a meeting with PM Shehbaz Sharif.
However, Raja, in an attempt to continue in office, showed respect to the current PCB’s patron-in-chief and emphasised building relations with him.