Sikh boy makes waves in Pakistan cricket

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Karachi : Danish Kaneria  was the last non-Muslim or we can say second Hindu played for Pakistan. Mahinder Pal Singh, can first Sikh cricketer to represent Pakistan. The fast bowler has been selected in Pakistan’s National Cricket Academy after he was picked for a camp, being organised by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

The 21-year old Mahinder was selected at an emerging player camp. Pal,  hails from the tribal region of Pakistan but lives in Nankana Sahib outside Lahore.

The eldest among five siblings, Pal is the first member of his community to be recognised at this level.

Pal’s father, who himself is a ardent cricket lover and is a fast bowler, migrated with his family from Khyber Agency to Nankana Sahib about 15 years ago.