Ramiz Raja Comes Down Hard On Media, Says “Not Going Anywhere”

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Ramiz Raja while speaking at National Stadium yesterday, came down hard on media and blamed them for a number of things including creating speculation with regard to his tenure as chairman, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

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Ramiz Raja Gets Angry While Talking To Media

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Rumors suggest that the new government in Pakistan plans to replace Ramiz with Najam Sethi at some point and so, Ramiz has repeatedly answered questions relating to his future on multiple occasions during the last few weeks. On Wednesday however, he somewhat lost his cool while addressing a similar question and hence replied by saying, “There is no uncertainty. You [journalists] are creating this. I know the inside issues, and nothing is going to happen. I am not going anywhere. Should I write it on a stamp paper and give it to you? I know you people want me to go and make headlines then.”

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To a question relating to the reason behind a lack of interaction of cricketers with media the chairman said, “Let me tell you, players don’t want to talk to you [journalists] because you make negative headlines. They tell us that they don’t want to talk to media, we don’t stop anyone. In my last press conference, every media house took headline on my chairmanship issue. Not even a single media highlighted our pathway program.”

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To another question about injustice and a lack of representation of players from Karachi in the national side a visibly angry Raja said, “It’s a very negative and narrow approach. You’re talking about the 1980s, which is impossible in the age of social media. You should not have asked that question. I’m not sure where these illogical ideas come from.”

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Raja however still believed that “its important to keep relations with journalists.”