Shahid Afridi to help Pakistan election campaign

The big-hitting Afridi a day earlier said that rumours of him joining politics were not true and that cricket remained his first passion. Will now urge countrymen to come out and vote.

updated: April 15, 2013 15:28 IST
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Karachi: Superstar allrounder Shahid Afridi is to campaign to get Pakistanis out to vote in the cricket-mad country's upcoming general election.

The big-hitting Afridi, one of the country's biggest sports stars who has previously led media drives urging parents to vaccinate children against polio, said the election commission had asked him to get involved.

"The commission has invited me to play my part and stress to the public the importance of casting their votes and I am going to participate in the campaign," Afridi told AFP.

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