Indian cricket legends Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Navjot Singh Sidhu have been invited to the oath taking ceremony of Pakistan’s Prime Minister-in-Waiting Imran Khan, reported the Dawn.
This was confirmed by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Central Additional Information Faisal Javed Khan on Friday. The 1992 world cup-winning cricket team of Pakistan has also been invited to witness their captain take oath, Javed told DawnNewsTV.
According to Javed, the oath-taking will take place on August 18. However, no official notification confirming the development has been issued as yet.
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.