Wahab Riaz Appointed Caretaker Minister of Punjab

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Wahab Riaz Appointed Caretaker Minister of Punjab

Wahab Riaz appointed caretaker Sports Minister of Punjab in Pakistan.

Governor Baligh-ur-Rehman administered the oath to the newly elected cabinet members at Governor House Lahore. Out of the 11 cabinet members, 8 ministers Bilal Afzal, SM Tanveer, Dr. Javed Akram, Ibrahim Murad, Dr. Jamal Nasir, Mansoor Qadir, Syed Azfar Ali Nasir and Aamir Mir took oath, while three others included Caretaker sports Minister of Punjab Wahab Riaz, Tamkunat.

Karim and Naseem Sadiq could not attend the ceremony.

Riaz, who is currently playing for Khulna Tigers in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2023, will take over as the province’s top sports minister in due course, he confirmed to Geosuper.tv.

The left-arm bowler has taken 237 wickets for Pakistan in 156 international matches 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.

In 2019, the star pacer took an indefinite break from Red Ball cricket.

Riaz had said: “After reviewing my performance over the last two years in Red Ball Cricket and the upcoming limited overs cricket, I have decided to take time out from first-class cricket.

“During this period, I would like to focus on 50-over and 20-over cricket, and continue to access my fitness for the longer version of the game.

At one stage I feel that I can not only return Can also perform with the red ball. I will make myself available,” he had added.

 

 

 

 

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