Cricketer Wahab Riaz’s oath-taking ceremony has been postponed after his appointment as Punjab’s caretaker cabinet’s sports minister.
The Peshawar Zalmi pacer’s desire to compete in the next eighth season of the Pakistan Super League led to the decision.
Najam Sethi, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee, had asked Mohsin Naqvi, the interim chief minister of Punjab, to delay the ceremony till the PSL’s end. The pacer will be able to participate in the competition without having to bear additional ministry responsibilities as a result.
“Wahab Riaz will play complete PSL now. He will take the oath after the end of PSL,” a PCB spokesperson said.
It should be mentioned that Riaz has taken 103 wickets in 77 matches for an economy rate of 7.59, making him the most successful wicket-taker in PSL history.
The PSL 8 opening ceremony will take place in Multan on February 13 before the tournament’s first match between the defending champions Lahore Qalandars and the 2021 champion Multan Sultans; the closing ceremony and final will take place on March 19 in Lahore, which will also host play-offs.
Lahore Qalandars will try to become the first team to win consecutive championships, while Islamabad United will try to make history by winning the trophy three times. Eleven games will be played in Rawalpindi, nine games each in Karachi and Lahore, and five games in Multan.