Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are the first bowlers to join a highly regarded program at Harvard.
Babar Azam, the captain of the Pakistan Test team, and Mohammad Rizwan, the vice-captain of the Pakistan Test team, are the first players to join Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Programme on The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports (BEMS). They have both set many records in the world of cricket.
The PCB sent out a press statement about the news. “Babar Azam, the world’s best ODI batter and the captain of the Pakistan cricket team, and Muhammad Rizwan, the vice captain of the Pakistan cricket team’s Test team, are the first cricketers to join Harvard Business School’s executive education program on The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports (BEMS) with Talha Rehmani, the founder and CEO of Saya Corporation, as their mentor.
Babar and Rizwan will join a long list of famous people and top athletes who have taken part in the program. These people include Kaka Edwin van der Sar, Gerard Piqué, Oliver Kahn, NFL’s Brandon Marshall, NBA’s Miami Heat teammates Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, and Hollywood A-listers like Channing Tatum and LL Cool J, MLB’s Alex Rodriguez, and NBA stars Dirk Nowitzki, Chris Paul, and Pau Gasol.
The press release also said, “The trio is representing Pakistan and the cricket world among a wide range of global leaders in sports, media, and entertainment.”
The training will be held at Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, from May 31 to June 3. After the show ends on June 13, the three will also take part in different charity projects in the US.
Both of the cricket players were very enthusiastic and excited about the chance.
“I am a lifelong student, and Prof. Elberse and [Talha] Rehmani and I have talked in depth about this program. I joined this world-class school at Harvard because I want to connect, explore, listen, learn, grow, and help people all over the world. The best ODI batter in the world, Babar, said, “I’m sure there are a lot of things to learn from the amazing athletes and top business executives from the entertainment, media, and sports industries who are coming from all over the world.”
“It is a great honor to serve Pakistan on a world stage with so much prestige. We’re going to the BEMS programme at Harvard to learn from the best people in the world, both in terms of teachers and programme fellows, and to share our journey and what we’ve learned with everyone. Rizwan, the no. 2 men’s T20i batsman in the world, said, “I’m sure this will be an exciting journey, and I can’t wait to share what we’ve learned and what we’ve done with the next big stars of cricket.”
Professor Anita Elberse, who is in charge of the BEMS program, said, “I am thrilled to welcome Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan to Harvard Business School and the BEMS program. “We think that the other participants will learn a lot from their experiences as world-class athletes who are also interested in business.”