Wasim Akram honored with Lancashire fellowship

July 13, 2016 | By

KARACHI: For his significant contribution to cricket during his sporting career, the University of Central Lancashire has awarded Honorary Fellowship to the former Pakistan captain, Wasim Akram.

Wasim Akram was honored at a ceremony at the Guild Hall in Preston, where the legendary sportsman also addressed the audience.

“There are no shortcuts in life. Work hard, believe and become”, Akram told the hall packed with students and staff

The 50-year-old sportsman also spoke about his tenure with the Lancashire county cricket team.

In a letter to Wasim Akram a couple of months back, the vice-chancellor of the University, Professor Mike Thomas asked the former left-arm pacer for his availability for the honor.

“The university would like to acknowledge the significant contribution you have made to cricket throughout your sporting career. It would be an encouragement to all students and staff to have someone of your commitment and tenacity as an honorary fellow of the university”, the vice-chancellor wrote to Wasim Akram

During his illustrious career, Wasim Akram represented the Lancashire country cricket team for a decade between 1988 and 1998.

The writer is a Pakistani sports journalist & tweets @mak_asif

Muhammad Asif Khan

Mohammad Asif Khan is an author at ScoreLine and has written numerous articles published at ScoreLine.org.

Mohammad Asif Khan is a journalist in Pakistan with over fifteen years of experience. In 2003, He started his career as a news sub-editor and in 2004 he started his writings for local publications. He moved to PTV Sports earlier in the year 2018.

As a reported, Mr Khan has so far traveled to USA, UAE, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan to carry out his professional duties. You can connect Mr Khan on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter

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