Ramiz Raja is not part of the Asia Cup commentators’ panel!
Asia Cup’s official broadcaster Star Sports has announced a 19-member commentators’ panel for the upcoming tournament, which includes four former cricketers from host Pakistan and ten from India.
The commentary panel from Pakistan included Bazid Khan, Aamer Sohail, Wasim Akram, and Waqar Younis.
While Ravi Shastri, Andy Flower, and Matthew Hayden among others were prominent names that would be commentating during the Asia Cup.
From champions in the field to champions on-air! 🙌🏻
Our panel of cricketing legends, analytical experts and inimitable broadcasters are set to elevate the #AsiaCup2023 action like never before. 😍
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) August 18, 2023
Ramiz Raja who returned as a commentator during the Test series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka last month is not part of the Asia Cup commentators.
He had been away from the commentary box since September 2021, after being elected as the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for a period of three years.
His absence from the commentators’ panel is not acceptable to many of the cricket fans!
Asia Cup without Ramiz Raja is like cereal without milk
HUGE SETBACK! pic.twitter.com/do6tMbS7g9
— Asad (@onlydyIann) August 19, 2023
🚨Ramiz Raja, not named in the commentary panel for the Asia Cup 2023
Other commentators from Pakistan include Bazid Khan, Aamir Sohail, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis for the grand event.
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The Asia Cup, which will take place in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, is set to kick off on August 30.
The final of the Asia Cup 2023 is to be played on September 17.
Schedule of Asia Cup
Aug 30 – Pakistan vs Nepal in Multan at 2:30 pm (PST)
Aug 31 – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka in Kandy at 2:30 pm (PST)
Sept 2 – Pakistan vs India in Kandy at 2:30 pm (PST)
Sept 3 – Bangladesh vs Afghanistan in Lahore at 2:30 pm (PST)
Sept 4 – India vs Nepal in Kandy at 2:30 pm (PST)
Sept 5 – Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka in Lahore at 2:30 pm (PST)
Sept 6 – A1 vs B2 in Lahore at 2:30 pm (PST)
Sept 9 – B1 vs B2 in Colombo at 2:30 pm (PST)
Sept 10 – A1 vs A2 in Colombo at 2:30 pm (PST)
Sept 12 – A2 vs B1 in Colombo at 2:30 pm (PST)
Sept 14 – A1 vs B1 in Colombo at 2:30 pm (PST)
Sept 15 – A2 vs B2 in Colombo at 2:30 pm (PST)
Sept 17 – Final in Colombo at 2:30 pm (PST)
*Positions irrespective of teams’ positions after the first round.
– Pakistan will remain A1
– India will remain A 2
– If either of them (India and Pakistan) don’t qualify for Super 4s then Nepal will take their position
– Sri Lanka will remain B1
– Bangladesh will remain B2
– If either of them (Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) don’t qualify for Super 4s then Afghanistan will take their position