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Babar and Rizwan joins Harvard Business School Program

Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam and wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan have enrolled in esteemed Harvard Business School.



Babar and Rizwan joins Harvard Business School Program
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In a groundbreaking move, Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam and wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan have enrolled in the esteemed Harvard Business School's executive education program on the Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports (BEMS), becoming the first cricketers to join the prestigious institution.

From May 31 to June 3, the star duo will participate in the program held at Harvard's campus in Boston, Massachusetts.

Following the program, both cricketers will engage with various communities in the United States until June 13.

The BEMS program has previously attracted other renowned athletes such as Kaka, Edwin van der Sar, Gerard Pique, Oliver Kahn, Brandon Marshall of the NFL, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade of the NBA, and Alex Rodriguez of Major League Baseball.

Expressing their excitement, Rizwan stated, "It is a tremendous honor to represent Pakistan on such a prestigious global platform. By attending the BEMS program at Harvard, we aim to learn from the world's best faculty and program fellows while sharing our own journeys and experiences with everyone. I am confident that this will be an exhilarating journey, and I look forward to sharing our learning and experiences with the future superstars of cricket."

Babar echoed similar sentiments, saying, "As a lifelong learner, I am thrilled to be part of this program at Harvard. My inspiration for joining this world-class program is to connect, explore, listen, learn, grow, and contribute to communities worldwide. I am certain there is much to learn from the incredible athletes and top business executives from the entertainment, media, and sports industries who will be joining us from all corners of the world."

Talha Rehmani, the founder and CEO of Saya Corporation, a sports talent management company, will also participate in the program.

Professor Anita Elberse, one of the youngest women to earn tenure at Harvard Business School, will chair the program.

She expressed her delight in welcoming Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, emphasizing the benefit their experiences as world-class athletes with a keen interest in the business world will bring to the other participants.

This historic decision by Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan to enroll in the Harvard Business School program highlights their dedication to personal growth and their commitment to contributing to the cricketing community on a global scale.