LAHORE (Agencies) - Former captain Rameez Raja has emerged as the front-runner for the position of chief operating officer (COO) in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Official sources in the board confirmed that new chairman Zaka Ashraf has already made an offer to Rameez to take over as COO . "Rameez is Zaka Ashraf's first choice and he has already discussed terms and conditions of the COO position with the former test captain," a source said. Rameez , after retiring from cricket, stepped into the media world becoming a respected commentator, expert and host in Pakistan and abroad. He is presently working as a commentator in the ongoing Pakistan-Sri Lanka series. "The new chairman is willing to offer Rameez a very lucrative package that will compensate the former Test captain for ending his media assignments and contracts if he takes over as COO ," the source said. Rameez has also worked before as the chief executive of the board in 2003-2004 when Tauqir Zia and Sharharyar Khan were heading the board.