Sports adviser to CM Punjab Wahab Riaz set to host Ramadan sports series

Ramadan sports series will take place from April 7 to 11

By Web Desk
April 03, 2023
Wahab Riaz meets Javelin Thrower Arshad Nadeem in his office - Twitter/@WahabViki

Since taking charge as advisor of caretaker CM Punjab Mohsin Naqvi on sports and youth affairs, Wahab Riaz has remained on his toes for the betterment of sports in the province. 

After representing Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 8, Wahab took charge as the sports advisor

The cricketer visited sports grounds and facilities since taking charge. He also directed the upgradation of a couple of grounds in Lahore. 

On Sunday, Wahab announced first-ever Ramadan sports series, set to take place from April 7 to 11 at Nishtar Park Sports Complex, Lahore. Taking to Twitter, the veteran cricketer shared the poster of the sports event.

The events of Badminton, Cricket (tape ball), Football, Hockey, Kabaddi, and Table Tennis will be held during the series. Players from across the province will compete in high-class facilities.

Wahab thanked authorities for helping him in launching Ramadan series. "Punjab’s best athletes in six major sports will compete for championship and win the highest prize money in our history. I want to thank Ali Randhawa and Rafia Haider, secretary sports and all elite departments for their efforts to make it possible," he wrote. 

It must be noted here that Wahab was named in Punjab's caretaker government as sports minister. He had requested the provincial government to let him play the recently concluded PSL 8 before taking oath.

Wahab represented Peshawar 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 scalps.