Former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi who called it quits from international cricket just a few months back has been appointed as ambassador for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2017 to be played in England in June. Afridi is one of the eight individuals chosen as ambassadors by International Cricket Council who is officially part of Champions Trophy tour and will make a trip to UK to attend various schools to lure more children towards the game of cricket and sharing his experiences while playing at the top level for almost two decades.
The other ambassadors are Australia’s Michael Hussey, South Africa’s Graeme Smith, India’s Harbhajan Singh, New Zealand’s Shane Bond, England’s Ian Bell, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara and Bangladesh’s Habibul Bashar. Afridi did share his views on the appointment as he clearly said that it was indeed a privilege to be appointed as Ambassador the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2017. He expressed that it was indeed an honor to be selected alongside some of true modern greats of game. Pakistan will play upcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2017 as Green Shirts have never won the competition since its inception in 1998 in Dhaka.