The meeting was presided by the PCB Election Commissioner, Justice (Retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed. Raja was nominated for the position by Imran Khan, the Patron-in-Chief of the Board.
The 1992-world cup winner now becomes the fourth international cricketer to head the PCB after Abdul Hafeez Kardar (1972-1977), Javed Burki (1994-1995) and Ijaz Butt (2008-2011).
“I am thankful to all of you for electing me as the PCB Chairman and look forward to working with you to ensure Pakistan cricket continues to thrive and grow stronger, both on and off-the-field,” Raja said.
Raja represented Pakistan in 255 international matches, from 1984 to 1997, scoring 8,674 runs.