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Batting for ballots: Imran Khan and other sports stars turned politicians

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By: Sarwar Alam

Imran Khan’s anointment as Pakistan’s new prime minister caps a more than two decade transformation from a World Cup winning cricket captain to a world leader, placing him in charge of a nuclear armed state. But he is not the only one to have swapped playing fields for the hustings. Here are five other sport stars who have made a similar switch: – George Weah – Khan’s elevation to premier is only matched by George Weah, who was inaugurated as Liberia’s president in January. Weah first learned to kick a ball in the slums of Monrovia, but went on to become…

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