Rex Clementine, in The Island, 2 December 2016, where the title is “Sri Lanka is Heaven on Earth – Wasim Akram”
Pakistan hero in their 1992 World Cup triumph, Wasim Akram, recalled fond memories of touring Sri Lanka as a Test cricketer and claimed the future is bright for country’s cricket during a media briefing at SLC headquarters at Maitland Place, Colombo yesterday. Former great Aravinda de Silva, who heads SLC’s Cricket Committee, had requested Akram’s services to conduct a workshop for the national cricket team, SLC coaches and fast bowlers. Akram is expected to do a couple of more stints next year as well. “I first toured Sri Lanka in 1986 with Pakistan Under-23 team. I have happy memories here of lovely places and people. Sri Lanka is heaven on earth,” Akram said addressing the media briefing.
Sri Lankan cricketer Kasun Rajitha (R) speaks with former Pakistan great Wasim Akram during a training session at the Singhalese Sports Club (SSC) grounds in Colombo on December 1, 2016.(Pic by Ishara Kodikara