Karachi:Former Pakistan captain Rameez Raja has made a passionate appeal to his ex-skipper Imran Khan to quit politics and lead the country's embattled cricket set-up out of its current crisis.
Rameez said Imran had the ability to head the Pakistan Cricket Board and put the game back on track.
"You cannot find a better person to lead the cricket board. He can see us through this crisis. Pakistan Cricket Board is facing problems and Imran is the right man to lead it now," he added.
Imran, since retiring from international cricket in 1992, has kept a distance from the game refusing lucrative and prestigious posts in the cricket set-up.
He has formed his political party, the Tehreek-e-Insaaf, and is now a mainstream politician.
Rameez said Imran's presence as head of the board would also help Pakistan's cause at the international level.
"While it is true that at this moment it is difficult to convince teams to tour Pakistan because of the prevailing circumstances but I feel even now the board can with sensible policy and support of other boards can resume international cricket activities in Pakistan," he said.
"If Imran heads the board he can play a vital role in increasing Pakistan's influence in the International cricket council and convincing other boards to support Pakistan's cause to get international teams to tour Pakistan.
"We can't spoil our relations with the ICC but need to further improve them," he added.
The PCB is presently without a Chairman after Dr Nasim Ashraf quit last month following the exit of former President Pervez Musharraf.