Wasim Akram hits back at Indian media, rejects fake rumors

Lahore, 31st August: Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram hits back at Indian media and rejected rumors that he was vying for the post of Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Accoridng to details, legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram rubbished the news of Indian media that he was contesting for the post of PCB chairman adding that he was “never interested in it”.

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Wasim Akram took to his Twitter handle and responded to a report by the Indian publication, Times Of India (TOI), that had claimed Akram was trying to land the job for himself.

He tweeted, “Please stop spreading such fake news. Get your sources right. TOI is one of India’s top and credible newspapers and such baseless news can only hurt that image.”

He added, “PCB chairman’s post is a specialized job and I was never interested in it. Thank God, I am content where I am in my life.”

It is pertinent to mention here that earlier in the day today, the TOI had reported quoting an insider from the PCB that the former left-arm fast bowler had indicated his interest in the post.

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Meanwhile, the report said Prime Minister Imran Khan had decided to appoint Ramiz Raja as the PCB chairman instead as “he had no baggage to carry with him”.

The report by TOI further stated, however, this time Wasim had shown interest but eventually, the premier settled upon Ramiz Raja who has never come under the shadow of match-fixing allegations as a player or captain.”

It may be noted that in an earlier tweet, Wasim Akram congratulated commentator Ramiz Raja for his nomination to the PCB board of governors and expressed confidence that Raja can bring positivity to Pakistan cricket.

Former captain tweeted, “I am confident that Rams will bring a positive change in Pakistan cricket as he has the vision and experience to achieve that. Pakistan cricket needs a big lift and my support are with you.”

It is to be recalled that last week former Pakistan captain and commentator Ramiz Raja replaced Ehsan Mani as the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

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