ISLAMABAD: Shahid Khan Afridi, Pakistan’s premier all-rounder and former captain, has been named by the International Cricket Council(ICC) as Pakistan’s Champion ambassador for the Champions Trophy that is to be staged at three venues in England and Wales from June 1 to 18.

Commenting on his appointment, Afridi, who scored 167 runs and took 14 wickets in 13 Champions Trophy matches, said he felt humbled to be appointed as an ambassador for Champions Trophy.

ICC's appointed champion ambassadors
ICC’s appointed champion ambassadors

Besides Afridi, the ICC has also announced seven more stalwarts as Champion ambassadors for Champions Trophy.

The other seven include, Bangladesh’s Habibul Bashar, Ian Bell of England, Shane Bond of New Zealand, Australia’s Mike Hussey, India’s Harbhajan Singh, Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka and Graeme Smith of South Africa.