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Wasim Akram marries Australian girlfriend

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Published: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 17:46 [IST]
 
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Akram marries Australian girlfriend

Karachi, Aug 21: Former Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram has married his Australian girlfriend Shaniera Thompson last week, the bowler announced on Wednesday.

"I married Shaniera in Lahore last week in a simple ceremony and this is the start of a new life for me, my wife and for my kids," Akram was quoted as saying by AFP new agency.

Akram's first wife Huma died in 2009 due to multiple organ failure. The 47-year-old pace legend, who is a successful TV commentator now, proposed to Shaniera last month and the couple married on August 12. Shaniera, 30, is a former public relations consultant.

Akram said Thompson had converted to Islam. "She has embraced Islam and is learning our language. She has been close to my sons and they form a very good bond," said Akram.

Akram played 104 Tests and 356 One Day Internationals for Pakistan. He was part of the World Cup winning team in 1992 in Australia.

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