Wahab Riaz, a well-known cricketer from Pakistan, has assumed the role of Adviser to the Chief Minister of Punjab on Sports and Youth Affairs. He has recently completed his duties in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and has now begun his new administrative role. During his first day in the office, Riaz met with Commonwealth Gold Medallist Javelin Thrower Arshad Nadeem and other officials to discuss plans for the promotion of sports in Punjab.
Riaz received a briefing from Punjab’s Secretary Sports Shahid Zaman and DG Sports Mohammad Tariq Qureshi on upcoming events and development work in the province. Riaz expressed his desire to support the development of sports in Punjab and to address the issues raised by Nadeem. He also assured stakeholders that he would utilize all resources available to him and work with them to improve sports facilities for athletes across all sports.
Riaz was previously named Sports Minister in Punjab’s caretaker government and requested to play in the recently concluded PSL season eight. This led to the postponement of his oath-taking ceremony. After fulfilling his commitments in the PSL, he has now taken charge as the Adviser to the Chief Minister of Punjab on Sports and Youth Affairs.
Throughout his cricketing career, Riaz has been a valuable asset to the Peshawar Zalmi team, captained by Babar Azam. In the PSL season eight, he took 10 wickets in 11 matches, making him the highest wicket-taker in the history of the PSL with 113 wickets.
Riaz has shown a strong commitment to promoting sports and supporting young athletes throughout his career. His new role as Adviser to the Chief Minister of Punjab on Sports and Youth Affairs offers an opportunity for him to utilize his experience and knowledge to improve the state of sports in Punjab. He has promised to work with all stakeholders to ensure that resources are utilized effectively to support young athletes and promote sports across the province.