>It is perhaps surprising, given the high profile that cricketers hold in the
>cricket playing countries of the world that more cricketers don't run for
>office if they are that way inclined. (I can't think of any in Australia but
>didn't Imran Kahn hold a position in Pakistan at one point in time??????)
Imran has never held a political office in Pakistan, and has
no intentions of doing so. However, he is very good friends with the
current Prime Minister (Nawaz Sharif), who is a lesser known former
first class cricketer (and in fact most of his voters do not know of
his cricketing prowes).
IK is currently involved with several humanitarian projects
like UNICEF, Cancer hospital, etc. So much so that cricket has been
place on a back-burner.
Salman [the Duke of Durham] Azhar
For, Believers are those who, when God is mentioned, feel a tremor in
their hearts. And, when they hear His signs rehearsed, find their
faith strengthened. And, put all their trust in their Lord.
-Spoils of War (8:2)