Wahab Riaz takes charge as advisor to CM Punjab on sports and youth affairs

The cricketer represented Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 8

March 22, 2023
Wahab Riaz takes charge as advisor to CM Punjab Mohsin Naqvi on sports and youth affairs - author

Pakistan's Test cricketer Wahab Riaz took charge as advisor to CM Punjab Mohsin Naqvi on sports and youth affairs. 

The advisor met Punjab's secretary sports Shahid Zaman and DG Sports Mohammad Tariq Qureshi at his office in National Hockey Stadium in Lahore. 

Zaman and Tariq briefed Riaz on future plans. A presentation was given to the advisor on upcoming events and development work. 

The cricketer-turned-administrator assured that he will take all possible steps for the promotion of sports in the province. 

"We will try to take every possible step for promotion of sports in Punjab. Youngsters should come forward and participate in different sports activities," he said. 

"We will make sure to utilise all the resources and take all stakeholders on board," he added. 

Wahab was named in Punjab's caretaker government as sports minister. He requested the provincial government to let him play the recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 8 before taking oath. 

After getting from PSL 8, the cricketer has now taken charge as advisor sports minister. 

Wahab represented Peshawar Zalmi under the captaincy of Babar Azam in PSL 8. Wahab took 10 wickets in 11 matches this year. Overall, he is the highest wicket-taker in PSL with 113 wickets. 

Sohail Imran is a senior reporter for Geo News.