Wahab Riaz named sports minister in Punjab’s caretaker govt

Star fast bowler is currently playing in Bangladesh Premier League

By Web Desk
January 26, 2023
— ESPNcricinfo

Pakistan veteran fast bowler Wahab Riaz has been named to the Punjab government's caretaker cabinet.

Wahab, who is currently playing for Khulna Tigers in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2023, will take over as the largest province's sports minister in due time, the pacer confirmed to Geosuper.tv.

The left-arm bowler has taken 237 wickets for Pakistan in 156 international games across all formats.

It is worth mentioning here that the 37-year-old bowler was a member of the national team that won the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.

Following the selection of Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi for the caretaker government in Punjab, the 11-person cabinet's names were confirmed.

With the dissolution of the assembly, Pervez Elahi's nearly six-month-long tumultuous stint at the top post ended along with his cabinet.

Naqvi took the oath on Sunday.