From May 31 to June 3, the duo will be attending classes at the Harvard Business School campus in Boston, Massachusetts
Pakistani cricketers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are set to embark on a unique educational journey at Harvard Business School. These two prolific batsmen will become the first cricketers to enroll in the prestigious institution's executive education program, focusing on The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports (BEMS).
Former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter, Rashid Latif, through a statement on Twitter, confirmed that Babar and Rizwan would be participating in the Harvard Business School program.
Harvard beckons Babar Azam, Muhammad Rizwan, and mentor Talha Rehmani for the prestigious program— Rashid Latif | 🇵🇰 (@iRashidLatif68) May 28, 2023
The world number one ranked ODI batter and Captain of the Pakistan cricket team Babar Azam and wicketkeeper Muhammad Rizwan, the Vice Captain of the Pakistan test cricket team, are… pic.twitter.com/cuyNUpo1rc
The duo traveled from Karachi to the United States of America to commence the program. From May 31 to June 3, they will be attending classes at the Harvard Business School campus in Boston, Massachusetts.
Rizwan expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming program and expressed his desire to share his experiences with future generations of cricketing superstars.
"It is a huge honor to represent Pakistan on such a prestigious global stage. We are going to the BEMS program at Harvard to learn from the best of the best in the world – both in terms of faculty and program fellows – and at the same time to share our journey and learnings with everyone. I am certain that this will be an exciting journey, and I look forward to sharing our learning and experiences with the next superstars of the cricket world," said Rizwan.
For Babar, this venture into the world of business is a chance to explore new horizons and contribute to the growth of the cricketing community.
"I am a lifelong learner and I have had detailed chats about this program with Prof. Elberse and Rehmani. My inspiration for joining this world-class program at Harvard is to connect, explore, listen, learn, grow, and give back to the community worldwide. I am sure there are scores of things to learn from the amazing athletes and top business executives from the entertainment, media, and sports industries who are coming from corners of the world," said Babar.