Prime Minister Imran Khan has been named as the winner of the United Arab Emirates’ International Sports Personality Award, “appreciating his efforts to transform Pakistan into one of the world’s leading cricketing nations”.
The winners of the eleventh edition of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Awards were announced at a ceremony on Tuesday. According to Official news agency of United Arab Emirates You, it is the largest award of its kind in terms of prize money and categories, and the first award dedicated to creativity in sports.
The premier has been invited to receive his award at a ceremony to be held at Expo 2020 in Dubai on 9 January. informed of Gulf News,
profile of imran khan You, which calls him an “inspirational sporting icon”, mentions that “he was the captain of the Pakistan team that emerged victorious in the 1992 Cricket World Cup beating England in the final”.
The profile states, “He continues to inspire youth even now as prime minister, raising the status of sport in general and cricket in particular, and empowering Pakistani society through sport. ” “Today, half of the country’s 221 million population identify themselves as cricket fans, and approximately 42,000 players are officially registered with the Pakistan Cricket Board.”
Touching on his efforts towards supporting cricket as prime minister, the agency cited Imran Khan’s initiative for the welfare of Pakistan’s youth, launched in 2019, under which scholarships, including sports, to young men and women will be given. It also talked about Prime Minister Imran plans To build a cricket ground in each of Pakistan’s more than 4,000 union and village councils.