Shadab Khan ‘joins’ Punjab Police

Shadab Khan ‘joins’ Punjab Police

“I am very happy to be a part of Punjab Police,” Shadab Khan says

Pakistan’s all-rounder Shadab Khan (centre) during a ceremony for appointing him as Punjab Police’s brand ambassador, on December 20, 2023. — X/@OfficialDPRPP

Pakistan’s all-rounder Shadab Khan has become the latest cricketer to join a law enforcement agency (LEA), it emerged Wednesday.

In a statement released on X, formerly Twitter, the Punjab Police said Shadab has become part of the Punjab Police after the province’s top cop, Dr Usman Anwar, awarded him with the honorary rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP).

The statement mentioned that Shadab has been appointed as the provincial police’s brand ambassador. It added that, following his appointment, he was also informed about the working of different departments.

In response to the development, Shadab said he was excited to become part of the provincial police force.

“It is an honour for me to be appointed as a brand ambassador by Punjab IG. I am very happy to be a part of Punjab Police,” he added.

Shadab has been rested as he suffered an injury. In a press conference a day earlier, Chief Selector Wahab Riaz announced that he would not be part of the T20I squad for the New Zealand series.

“Shadab Khan is a very important member of Pakistan T20 cricket. Unfortunately he suffered an ankle injury [during the National T20] and requires two further weeks of rehab. After that, he’ll be available to bowl.”

It is worth nothing that pacers Haris Rauf and Shaheen Shah Afridi have also been awarded honorary police titles.

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