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Wasim Akram engaged to Australian publicist Shaniera Thompson

Wasim Akram engaged to Australian publicist Shaniera Thompson
PAK2001111806 - 18 NOVEMBER 2001 -LAHORE, PAKISTAN: Pakistani cricket players Saeed Anwar (R), Wasim Akram (C) and Waqar Younis announce their participation in a fundraising campaign for Afghan refugees, in Lahore November 17, 2001. The cricketing heroes urged fellow Pakistanis to give clothes and other goods and announced that Pakistan's entire cricket team would visit some cities to collect the donations. rw/Stringer. UPI | License Photo

MUMBAI, July 9 (UPI) -- Pakistani cricket player Wasim Akram is engaged to former publicist Shaniera Thompson of Australia, The Times of India reported Tuesday.

Akram, 47, proposed to Thompson, 30, at his home, the newspaper said, adding the athlete's bride-to-be has converted to Islam and will relocate to Pakistan.

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No other details about the couple's betrothal were immediately available and no wedding date has been announced.

Akram's first wife, Huma, died in 2009.

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