Wasim leads Special Olympics torch run

Published November 1, 2006

LAHORE, Oct 31: Former Pakistan cricket skipper Wasim Akram on Tuesday led the torch run from Lahore to Wagah border to mark the Special Cricket World Cup starting from Nov 6 in India.

The legendary fast bowler — a Pakistan's Special Olympic ambassador — was accompanied by dozens of fans besides participating Pakistani teams in the torch run from Shalimar Gardens to the Wagah border.

Wasim handed the torch to renowned Indian actor Akshay Kumar who was present at Wagah border as an Indian ambassador for Special Olympics to welcome the former cricket great.

Pakistan will field three teams including a women outfit in the Special Cricket World Cup slated from Nov 6 to 13 in Mumbai.—Agencies

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