Ramiz Raja casts Sanjay Dutt as he forays into filmmaking


Former Pakistan batsman Ramiz Raja on Thursday revealed he is producing a movie and has cast Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt for the lead role.

“It’s true, I am making a movie,” Ramiz said while speaking . The cricketer-turned-commentator said an actress has not yet been finalised for the role and he’s uncertain whether it will be a Pakistani or an Indian star.

 “I can confirm that Sanjay will be playing the lead role in the movie and the plot will revolve around spreading the message of peace through cricket,” he added.

‘PSL 2 will be bigger and better’

The 54-year-old, who is one of the brand ambassadors for Pakistan Super League (PSL), will be in the UAE from February 9, the opening ceremony of the second edition, and he thinks this version would be better than the last one.

“It is going to be bigger, better and more fun,” said Ramiz. “It is one of the best products when compared to other T20 leagues around the world. I am hoping you will get to see better matches and more crowds.”

The former Pakistan opener further said the schedule in the second edition will help draw in more crowds.

“The schedule is very feasible this time,” he said. “It has more breaks so people will be able to enjoy matches more and the players would also be fresh to perform at their peak in every match.”

On PCB’s round table conference

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan on Wednesday announced that he will be calling all former cricketers and veterans to a round table conference on March 6 and 7 to discuss problems hindering the progress of the game in the country.

According to a press release published by the PCB, invitations to attend the meeting have been sent out to a number of people including Ramiz.

When asked if he would attend the meeting, Ramiz said: “I would definitely go and I would urge everyone to come.”

The issues that will be discussed in the meeting are: Improving teams’ performances, domestic structure, improvement of pitches, coaching of national and junior teams and encouragement to foreign teams to tour Pakistan.


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