Only days after being ousted as the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Ramiz Raja addressed supporters in an hour-long online session on Monday, and he was very critical of the present regime. He not only lambasted the newly appointed PCB head, Najam Sethi, but he also made caustic remarks about the abuse he received the morning after the decision.

In a YouTube video that is available, Raja said: “Aisa inhone hamla kiya cricket board mein aake.” Mera saman bhi nahi lene inlogo. Please provide the cricket board nine baje and seventeen bande dhandate. Please, FIA ka chapa par gaya. In this way, they assaulted the cricket board. I wasn’t even allowed to pick up my possessions. Around nine in the morning, 17 men assaulted the office, giving the appearance that the Federal Investigation Agency of Pakistan had carried out a raid.

The PCB has taken notice of Raja’s harsh comments and indicated why he is unable to pick up his office items. In a tweet sent around midnight, Salman Naseer, the PCB’s chief operating officer, said that he had retrieved all of his belongings and that they were all being kept in a safe place under PCB custody. The return of his belongings will be part of the regular handing-over process.

Raja was chosen as PCB chairman in September 2021 by Imran Khan, a former prime minister and the captain of Pakistan’s World Cup-winning squad. Raja served in that capacity for 15 months. The leadership of the nation chose in response to Pakistan’s appalling performance in the just-concluded Test series against England, which the hosts lost 0-3.

Pakistan made significant strides in white-ball cricket during his brief tenure, making it to the semifinals and finals of the T20 World Cup in each of the previous two tournaments. Additionally, they made it to the Asia Cup finals, where they beat India in the Super 4 round.