Wasim akram named cicket australia’s multicultural ambassador.

Legendary Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram has been appointed as Cricket Australia’s Multicultural Ambassador for a two-year term. This announcement comes as Cricket Australia reveals a list of 54 individuals, including former and current players, from diverse backgrounds to serve as ambassadors.

Diversity and Inclusion Initiative:

  • Inclusive Representation: The list of ambassadors encompasses individuals from various communities, including Indian, Sri Lankan, Pakistani, indigenous Australian, Bangladeshi, Nepali, and Afghani.
  • Advocacy for Change: The initiative aims to advocate for inclusivity and drive positive change not only within cricket but also within the broader community.

Notable Ambassadors:

  • Usman Khawaja, Mel Jones, Ravi Shastri, Lisa Sthalekar, Kishwar Chowdhury, Alana King, Peter Varghese, Swati Dave, and Fawad Ahmed are among the prominent names included in the ambassador list.

CEO’s Statement:

Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley expressed enthusiasm about the appointment of such a dynamic and diverse group of ambassadors. He emphasized their leadership, expertise, and passion, which will play a vital role in fostering inclusivity and driving meaningful change within cricket.

Commitment to Inclusivity:

Hockley highlighted Cricket Australia’s unwavering commitment to creating a cricketing community that mirrors contemporary Australian society and embraces individuals from all backgrounds. The Multicultural Ambassador Program reflects this commitment and aims to ensure that cricket remains welcoming and inclusive for everyone.


The appointment of Wasim Akram and other multicultural ambassadors underscores Cricket Australia’s dedication to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in cricket. Through collaboration and collective action, the program seeks to uphold these values and create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all participants and fans of the sport.