Sidhu, Kapil and Gavaskar invited to Imran Khan’s swearing in ceremony

Former Indian cricketer Navjot S Sidhu has been invited for the swearing-in ceremony of Pakistan’s Prime Minister in-waiting Imran Khan on August 18 in Islamabad

The Punjab government on Saturday confirmed that former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu has been invited for the swearing-in ceremony of Pakistan’s Prime Minister in-waiting Imran Khan on August 18 in Islamabad.

"The chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan, who is going to be sworn in as the Prime Minister of Pakistan, has sent invitation to former cricketer and Cabinet Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu to his swearing-in ceremony. Apart from this, Khan also extended personal invitation to Sidhu on the phone which was accepted in all humility by the latter," said a government spokesman.

Two other Indian cricket legends Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev have also been invited.

Besides Sidhu, two other Indian cricket legends Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev have also been invited.

Both Sidhu and Dev were contemporaries of the cricketer-turned-politician and had played several matches against Khan's Pakistan cricket team.

Sidhu, in a statement here, said that Khan had telephoned him also

"The Secretariat of the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf has invited me to attend the swearing in ceremony of Imran Khan as the Prime Minister of Pakistan on August 18 at Islamabad," said Sidhu.

During the brief conversation, Khan thanked Sidhu for praising him.

Sidhu said that he has informed the Union Home Ministry and office of the Punjab Chief Minister regarding his intention to attend the swearing-in ceremony.

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