Former Pakistani captain and fast bowling legend Wasim Akram announced Tuesday the founding of a cricket academy in his name in Multan’s DHA.
The 51-year-old, who is considered the biggest left pacesetter in the history of the game, also announced that he will be the brand ambassador of the Rumanza golf course in the same city.
Speaking to reporters, Wasim said the Wasim Akram Cricket Academy would be a state-of-the-art project with all the necessary facilities, including a multipurpose building, a pavilion, a seating area and outdoor exercise (6-8 seats), administrative facilities and landowners , Workshops and other sports facilities such as squash courts and swimming pool.
“My goal is to train and promote the young. This academy will be a breeding ground for the national team. I intend to make this academy a training camp for the Pakistani team members when a tour is planned, “Wasim said.
“We also plan to relocate pitches similar to those in Perth and Melbourne to give our players world-class preparation.”