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Wasim Akram Receives Honorary Fellowship from University of Central Lancashire
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Published: Jul 14, 2016

The sultan of swing was honored by the University of Central Lancashire with an honorary fellowship for his contribution to cricket.

Cricketing legend Wasim Akram honoured with University Fellowship
Cricketing legend Wasim Akram honoured with University Fellowship

The ex-Lancashire fast bowler accepted the award in front of a packed crowd at Preston’s Guild Hall.

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The ceremony was broadcast live on the internet.

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While addressing the crowd at the graduation ceremony Akram said that:

“It’s a massive honour and a privilege for me to receive this Honorary Fellowship,” he said.

“I never thought I would be wearing academic robes so to get this award from such a fantastic University is absolutely overwhelming.

“I love Lancashire, I enjoyed playing for Lancashire, I still have a house here, I come back to visit my friends and everyone is so friendly.

“The people are so hard-working and that is what I learned from my time playing here, you have to work hard to achieve success.”

Source: University of Central Lancashire
Source: University of Central Lancashire

Saurav Gangulay was the last Asian player to receive an honorary fellowship in Lancashire in 2009.