Wasim Akram is a former captain of Pakistan’s cricket team. Mr Waseem is looking forward to establishing a cricket league in KSA. He met with Prince Saud bin Mishal to discuss the sport’s future.
Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram has said he is “looking forward” to launching a cricket league in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ( KSA ) following his trip to Riyadh this week. The Pakistani pacerstatedt after meeting Saudi Arabian Cricket Federation Chairman Prince Saud bin Mishal to discuss the future of the sport in the Kingdom.
Akram’s visit follows a recent strengthening of cricket ties between the two countries. Last month, Javed Afridi, who owns the Pakistan Super League franchise Peshawar Zalmi. Announced that his team will play exhibition matches in Saudi Arabia.
Taking to Facebook, the legendary pacer shared a picture of him and Saudi Prince Saud Mishal posing with the jersey. He thanked the Saudi prince for the gift and expressed his excitement for the upcoming Saudi league.
“What a trip to Riyadh had a great meeting with HH Saud Mishal and talked about cricket in Saudi Arabia. So looking forward to starting a Saudi league Insha Allah very soon and thanks for this lovely gift, your highness. Hopefully, see you soon,” wrote Akram.
Since its establishment in 2020, the Saudi Arabian Cricket Federation has launched a series of major initiatives. Including a national championship, a corporate tournament, a league for expatriate workers, and social programs in several cities.
The ruling body oversees 15 official associations representing the sport in nine regions. They have announced plans to set up additional associations in the remaining regions to ensure cricket is played across the Kingdom.
Najam Sethi, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, also stated last month that Pakistan is prepared to share its knowledge of the game with the Kingdom, where it is becoming increasingly popular.