- Fast bowling legend and former captain Wasim Akram is all set to be named as the new PCB Chairman
- This Pakistan Cricket News development comes after Imran Khan’s win in the country’s general elections
Winds of change are blowing in Pakistan as former cricket captain Imran Khan’s PTI won the country’s general elections on Thursday (July 26). While the legendary all-rounder will now take over as Pakistan’s new Prime Minister, another important Pakistan Cricket News announcement which is expected to come in the near future is Wasim Akram‘s elevation as the Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Akram was incidentally ‘discovered’ by Imran in the early 1980’s and went on to become one of the greatest fast bowlers the world has ever seen. The duo were also instrumental in Pakistan’s historic 1992 World Cup triumph and are known to be very close to each other. To add to this Pakistan Cricket News, Akram has also been posting messages of support for his former captain on his twitter account and also visited him at his home after the election results were declared.
A cricketer who became a politician? Or a man who was born to serve this nation, protect our people and lead us in to our own. And one day they will say, that this same man was once a phenomenal cricketer. The time is now for change, Our country Our history! #VoteForKaptaan
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) July 24, 2018
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) July 26, 2018
Further, the source of this Pakistan Cricket News is Sports Mirchi, who got a chance to talk to one of Imran Khan’s family members after his meeting with Akram in Islamabad.
“Yes, Wasim is front runner for becoming next PCB chairperson. He’s been associated with IK since both legends used to play cricket for Pakistan and both are now ready to take this country to new heights,” the family member told Sports Mirchi.
“It is a fantastic win for Imran in the general elections and he’d be the next PM of nation. Everyone who knows Imran is happy and wants to meet him to congratulate him on the win. Wasim also came yesterday here at Bani Gala to meet IK and both these former cricketers had a good talk.
Wasim Akram is the ideal man to lead Pakistan Cricket
“Wasim congratulated Imran and was happy to know that he’s in Imran’s plans to develop Pakistan in terms of sports and especially cricket.
“Pakistan cricket needs a person like Wasim who can bring international cricket back to this nation. We hope a new chapter is started in Indo-Pak cricket relations as well,” he added.
Akram, who was known for his ability to swing the ball, is currently working as an international commentator and is also the mentor of Pakistan Super League (PSL) side Multan Sultans. His appointment as the new PCB boss after Najam Sethi can only be good news for the country’s cricket lovers after witnessing turbulent times ever since the infamous terrorist attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus back in 2009.
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