Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja Monday opened up about the management committee led by Najam Sethi — who served as the PCB head during the Pakistan Muslim League's (PML-N) last tenure.
While speaking on his official YouTube channel, Raja stated that political interference in cricket is not justified.
"There should be no political interference in cricket. The Government of Pakistan removed a Test cricketer from the chairmanship of PCB just to accommodate Sethi. This is a highly disrespectful way of treating your cricketers,” said Raja.
"The Government of Pakistan changed the whole Constitution of PCB just to accommodate Sethi. I have never seen this ever in my life,” he added.
Raja also opened up about the captaincy of Babar Azam and the impact of the new PCB setup on the batter’s leadership.
"I believe in an authoritative captain but Babar has to bring improvement in his captaincy,” he said.
"The new hierarchy in PCB will put pressure on Babar Azam because the captain now has to work with a new management of PCB during the ongoing season,” he added.