Wasim Khan Wins Asian Achievers Award

Wasim Khan, the first British-Pakistani to play professional cricket in England, has won an Asian Achievers award for Achievement in Community Service.

Khan, who played for Warwickshire, Sussex and Derbyshire between 1995 and 2001, is now the Chief Executive for the Cricket Foundation and CEO of Chance To Shine.

He helped launch Chance To Shine in 2005 and has been CEO since 2009, guiding the charity forward as it inspires youngsters to take up the game

Since 2005, Chance To Shine has raised £55 million.

Khan was awarded an MBE for services to cricket and the community in 2013 and his autobiography 'Brim Full Of Passion' won the Wisden Book Of The Year award in 2006.

"There is always more that can be done, tonight is a great example of the kind of actions and the kind of things that need to be recognized," he said.

This was the 14th edition of the annual Asian Achievers awards, hosted by Asian Business Publications Ltd (ABPL) at a star-studded gala event in London.

"Our winners at this year’s Asian Achievers Awards have truly reached remarkable heights of success and achievement, and it gives me great pride to celebrate these incredible individuals, who are no doubt exceptional role models for the next generation," CB Patel, ABPL Editor said.

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