Imad Wasim joins the ‘no liquor logo’ bandwagon; refuses to wear beer logo on CPL shirt
Imad Wasim sporting the Jamaica Tallawahs jersey without the sponsor logo.

Pakistani all-rounder Imad Wasim, who is participating in his first overseas T20 league, has hit the headlines for wearing his team s jersey minus the logo of main sponsor firm, which happens to be a liquor brand. Wasim, who is representing the Chris Gayle-led Jamaica Tallawahs (JT) in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), wore the jersey of his team with the main alcohol sponsor logo hidden. ALSO READ: Kumar Sangakkara and others laud ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle for his 18th T20 ton.

The 27-year old cricketer apparently took this step as per his religious beliefs, as Islam prohibits consumption or promotion of alcohol.

In the below image, while on the left Gayle can be seen wearing the logo of main sponsor Appleton Estate , a rum company, on his chest, Wasim on the right can be seen celebrating the fall of a wicket with his team-mates with the sponsor logo hidden on his jersey.


Interestingly, Wasim is not the first cricketer to take such a step. Earlier, South Africa s Indian-born Hashim Amla and Pakistani-born Australian cricketer Fawad Ahmed too have refused to wear the liquor logos on their jerseys. They have been duly exempted by their respective boards as a mark of respect towards their religious beliefs.