RAMEEZ RAJA

  • Vinod Kambli apologises, says friend abused former players from his Twitter account 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Former India batsman Vinod Kambli on Wednesday apologised for offensive tweets posted on his Twitter handle. There were several tweets on Tuesday from his verified Twitter handle targeting former cricketers Navjot Singh Sidhu, Rameez Raja and Shoaib Akhtar. The former left-handed batsman has deleted those comments since and offered his...
  • It won't be smooth sailing for Pakistan in Bangladesh, says Rameez Raja April 3, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's cricket community welcomed the new squads announced for the series in Bangladesh but former Test captain Rameez Raja cautioned the team to expect a tough challenge from the hosts. "Let me tell you clearly that Bangladesh looked a changed and more confident side in the World Cup and their...
  • World Cup: Indians should take cues from Riaz to expose Australia, says Rameez March 22, 2015

    Former captain Rameez Raja says it was right time to thrust paceman Wahab Riaz into captaincy since he has "ingredients" to take Pakistan cricket team in the right direction. Riaz delivered one of the most memorable and fierce fast bowling spells against Australia in the lost quarter-final. "What I saw of him...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Rameez Raja bats for Yasir Shah March 16, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain Rameez Raja is adamant that the national team management should include leg-spinner Yasir Shah in the playing XI for the cricket World Cup quarter-final match against Australia. "They made a big mistake by ignoring wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed for the first four games of the World Cup and...
  • World Cup 2015: Yasir Shah should be in the team, says Rameez Raja March 10, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain Rameez Raja has urged the national team management to induct leg-spinner Yasir Shah for the remaining matches of the ongoing cricket World Cup. Referring to the presence of experienced allrounder Shahid Afridi in the side, Rameez told Geo News that it was for the team management to...
  • ICC World Cup: Pakistan fret over non-performing asset Younis Khan February 24, 2015

    Speculation is rife that Younis Khan will quit one-day cricket after the World Cup and chances are it would be far from a fairytale farewell for one of Pakistan's modern batting greats. Runs have dried up, his team's World Cup campaign is in disarray, fans back home are fuming and pundits,...
  • World Cup: Younis Khan should retire now, says Shoaib Akhtar February 21, 2015

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan, toast of the nation three months ago after reeling off four Test hundreds, has become the target of criticism after the team's humiliating World Cup losses with senior players calling on him to retire. After he failed again in Pakistan's demoralising defeat to the West...
  • Misbah should be more stern with players, says Shoaib Akhtar February 15, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has advised captain Misbah-ul-Haq to become more stern and be strong with the players if the team harbours hopes of doing well in the cricket World Cup. "I am totally disappointed today at the way some of our batsmen played rash strokes and got...
  • Ensure unorthodox bowlers don't fade away: Rameez tells ICC October 2, 2014

    Karachi:Pakistan's former captain Rameez Raja has said that the ICC needs to tweak its new protocol on illegal bowling actions to ensure the 'doosra' remains part of the sport. "The ICC appears to have made up its mind to show no leniency to bowlers who they feel try to bypass the...
  • Former Pakistan cricketers angry at team's performance August 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's batting capitulation on the final day of the first Test against Sri Lanka has left many former players angry and redfaced. Batting legend and former captain, Hanif Muhammad had said at close on the fourth day that only a miracle could lead to a result in the Test...
  • Asia Cup win over India must benefit Pakistan in WT20: Rameez March 15, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan skipper Rameez Raja feels India will be under greater pressure when they take on Pakistan in their Twenty20 World Cup league match in Dhaka on March 21, as they would be keen to avenge their Asia Cup defeat. "Many pundits believe that the way India lost the Asia...
  • PCB may have missed out on concessions it could have got: Rameez Raja February 8, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Rameez Raja, who had openly supported the ICC's structural revamp process initiated by cricket boards from India, England and Australia feels that PCB might just have missed out on extracting its own share of pie which would benefitted country's cricket. "I don't know but perhaps Pakistan might...
  • Rameez impressed with quality of cricket in IndAus series October 21, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's former Test captain Rameez Raja has said the ongoing oneday series between India and Australia has produced quality cricket and would be of great help to the team from Down Under during the Ashes this year. "People had said that Australia should not have played this series before the...
  • Ajmal will be the xfactor against India: Rameez Raja December 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Former captain and noted commentator Ramiz Raja feels offspinner Saeed Ajmal's presence is the "xfactor" that Pakistan will have against India in the upcoming fivematch limited overs series, which starts in Bangalore from Tuesday. "India have the advantage of coming into the series having played against England while...
  • Rameez says India can 'brownwash' England November 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan captain Rameez Raja feels India can go on to "brownwash" England in the ongoing Test series if they win the second match of the series starting November 23 in Mumbai. India have taken a 10 lead in the series after winning the opening Test in Ahmedabad...
  • Rameez Raja launches attack on Mohsin Khan June 28, 2012

    Karachi: Former Pakistan Test captain Rameez Raja has backed the decision to remove Mohsin Khan as the chief coach of the national team and made some scathing remarks about him on his Twitter page. Rameez said, 'when a person is not capable of even walking straight under the influence of liquor,...
  • 'Spotfixing scandal has benefited Pak' January 19, 2012

    Dubai: Former Pakistan captain and coach Waqar Younis feels the spotfixing scandal and other controversies, which hit Pakistan cricket in 2010, only made the players stronger and is one of the reasons for the national team's consistent performance in the last 18 months. Waqar, who stepped down as the head...
  • Rameez stresses on revival of IndoPak series November 27, 2011

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Rameez Raja feels restoring bilateral cricket ties with India should be the top priority of the Pakistan Cricket Board. "Our cricket has got a few very important priorities which need to be looked at. First one obviously is how to relaunch cricket back in Pakistan. Number two...
  • PCB wants Rameez as chief operating officer November 11, 2011

    Lahore: Former captain Rameez Raja has emerged as the frontrunner for the position of chief operating officer (COO) in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Official sources in the board confirmed that new chairman, Zaka Ashraf has already made an offer to Rameez to take over as COO. "Rameez is Zaka Ashraf's first...