Former Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram was yesterday named as the brand ambassador of 10PL which will be played in the UAE later this year.
The second edition of the week-long tennis-ball cricket competition will be held at Sharjah Cricket Stadium from 8-15 December.
One of the sport’s greatest legends Akram, 51, played a key part for his national team, taking more than 900 international wickets in his 18-year career from 1985-2003.
Akram said: “I am delighted to be the ambassador of the 10PL cricket tournament.
“All of us in the subcontinent have grown up playing tennis ball cricket on the streets. Some of us have learnt key tricks that have helped us on the bigger stage as well. This tournament promises to be the perfect platform for raw talents to showcase what they are capable. I am really looking forward to this competition.”
Abdul Latif Khan, chairman, Petromann Events, which is the brainchild of the tournament, is delighted to have Akram, a 1992 World Cup winner, on board.
“It is an absolute honour to have Mr Akram as the brand ambassador of the Indian team,” he said.
“In the coming days we will be unveiling a campaign with Mr Akram to further raise the profile of the tournament.”