Dear Media Friends,
Lt Gen (R) Syed Arif Hasan, President CGA Pakistan / Pakistan Olympic Association is pleased to nominate Mr. Muhammad Inam (Wrestler) and Ms. Bismah Maroof (Cricketer) to carry the national flag at the opening ceremony as flag bearers of XXII Commonwealth Games, Birmingham.
Mr. Muhammad Inam, national wrestler, has secured medals is Commonwealth Games and made a history by winning the first ever medal and that too Gold for Pakistan at the World Beach Games. He has been bestowed with the Pride of Performance by the Government of Pakistan. He is the Chairman Athletes Commission of Pakistan Olympic Association (CGA Pakistan) and has been instrumental in empowering national athletes in programs designed by Pakistan Olympic Association (CGA Pakistan). His leadership has gathered together national athletes on various seminars projecting the Athletes’ Rights & Responsibilities and he regularly offers insight to elevate national athletes and sports.
Ms. Bismah Maroof, captain of the Pakistan Women Cricket team, is an outstanding motivation for the female athletes of Pakistan. She has played 118 Women One Days and 114 Women T20s for Pakistan. She is a left handed all-rounder and has an impeccable record both as a batsman with leg-break bowler. Commonwealth Games Federation has kindly arranged her facilities to not only play but to look after her daughter, Fatima, during the Games. We cherish her athletic spirit, professionalism and motherhood with utmost respect and pride.
We wish all the athletes very best in these Games and future endeavors.
Muhammad Khalid Mahmood
Pakistan Olympic Association (CGA Pakistan)