Former Pakistan cricketer Tanvir Ahmed has come hard at Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja and has criticized him for his work so far as the PCB Chief. Ahmed slammed Raja on multiple aspects and claimed that he has not done one good thing for the betterment of Pakistan cricket. The former Pakistan pacer also criticized Raja’s decision to hold Junior Pakistan Super League (PSL).
While reviewing Raja’s tenure as the PCB Chief, Ahmed said that the 59-year-old has followed the steps of his predecessors and has not brought any significant changes so far. “Can you tell me one good thing that Ramiz Raja has done since taking charge? The criteria of team selection and hirings within the PCB are still not based on merit,” said Ahmed on his YouTube channel, as quoted by Samaa TV.
Ahmed admitted that he also had high hopes from the former cricketer but he has been left highly disappointed. “When Ramiz Raja was elected PCB Chairman, I thought that things will improve but that has not been the case so far. He is also like his predecessors who is passing time rather than working for the betterment of Pakistan cricket,” said Ahmed.
He is going to destroy Pakistan cricket with such decisions: Ahmed on Junior PSL
While talking about Raja’s decision to hold Junior PSL, Ahmed sounded angry and claimed that the PCB Chief is going to destroy Pakistan cricket with such decisions. Ahmed said that such decisions will shift young cricketers’ focus from long format to short format and they will not take red-ball cricket seriously. The 43-year-old also had a suggestion for the PCB Chief. Ahmed said that Ramiz Raja should focus on organizing two or three-day tournaments rather than T20 cricket.
“Instead of holding a Junior PSL, the chairman should have focused on organizing two-day or three-day tournaments. He is going to destroy Pakistan cricket with such decisions. The youngsters will think that they don’t need to play long-form cricket and instead focus on hitting sixes. This mentality will not only affect under-19 cricket but also under-13 cricket and their families due to the money involved.”
“People all over the world are saying that T20 cricket has destroyed Test cricket but our chairman is trying to organise Junior PSL,” said Ahmed.