NEW DELHI — Indian cricket legends Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Navjot Sidhu have been invited to prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan’s impending oath-taking ceremony, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Central Additional Information Secretary Faisal Javed Khan said on Friday.
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan who scored well in the recent general elections in Pakistan will take oath as new prime minister on August 18. Though no official notification confirming the development has been issued as yet.
The 1992 World Cup-winning cricket team has also been invited to witness their captain take oath, Javed said, according to Dawn.
A similar announcement regarding inviting Indian cricketers and celebrities to the ceremony had earlier been made by PTI Information Secretary Fawad Chaudhry. However, it was later said that Khan had opted for an austere ceremony and decided against inviting foreign dignitaries and celebrities to the planned oath-taking.