New Delhi: Former PCB President Ramiz Raja received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Government College University (GCU) in Lahore at the University’s Bukhari Auditorium. While delivering a speech at the University, he targeted BCCI and PCB and again became controversial. While he alleged BCCI to have a ‘BJP mindset’, he accused PCB of being unconstitutional and unfair.

He has been in controversy for his remarks over the Pakistan team setup, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Mohammad Amir. At the event, he was also questioned about his statements. Most of the users on Twitter are congratulating him on the award, while videos from his speech are also being circulated on social media.

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Ramiz is an alumnus of GCU and pictures of him from his college time also surfaced on the internet.

Talking about India, he said that there is a ‘BJP mindset’, which is why it is important for PCB to make money and free itself from ICC’s funding. He added that most of ICC’s resources are created in India, which tries to ‘marginalise’ Pakistan. While answering a question, he also said that he asked Cricket Australia and England Cricket Board to take over leadership roles in ICC.

He also mentioned the ACC controversy and said that ACC nominated Pakistan as the host for the Asia Cup and India one day says they won’t come to Pakistan and the Asia Cup will also be taken from here, then Pakistan also has options. He recalled telling captain Babar Azam that they have to beat India in order to prove their position in world cricket.

Talking about PCB, he alleged that the board lacked a ‘process-oriented approach’ and needs to have a constitutional attitude and a tenure, free from political interference, for a PCB chief. He also emphasised the significance of PJL to boost Pakistan’s cricket.

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