“I Would’ve Banned Them”: Ramiz Raja’s Big Statement On Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis


Former Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Ramiz Raja He has been in the news ever since he was relieved of his duties. Recently, Ramiz claimed that he was not allowed to “go to the office and collect his belongings”, and also lashed out at interim PCB chief Najam Shetty. Now, Ramiz, while referring to Justice Malik Muhammad Qayyum’s report on match-fixing, observed the legendary fast bowlers, Wasim Akram And Walker Eunice. Notably, Akram, whose name appeared in reports several times, was fined and removed from the captaincy.

Former Pakistan captain Walker was also fined after the report was published.

Despite the fines, both Akram and Waqar remained part of Pakistan’s management staff, with the latter having two separate stints as the team’s head coach.

Ramiz, however, said he would have banned both Akram and Waqar forever if he had been a lawmaker.

“I think nobody should have got a chance (to return to Pakistan cricket). If Wasim Akram’s name is there, and he is condemned for not cooperating, right? It was a borderline case. If I was the decision-maker. That Time, I would have banned them forever. You bring them back into the system. I was not in power then. We were told to play with them and work with them, and that was it. Nobody knew how to deal with it. So many people were involved. I don’t know what the compulsion was.” Dr. Ramiz on Sama TV.

Ramiz also shared his views on the trio Salman Butt, Mohammad Amirand Mohammad Asif, who was banned in 2010 for spot-fixing.

Asked if his stance on the trio remained the same, Ramiz said: “I have zero tolerance for anyone who is tainted. I am absolutely clear. People say they are punished, move on. But I’ve faced such situations. .”

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