Cricket great to grace Beacon

Regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Wasim Akram will be in Victoria on Canada Day to mentor young cricketers in Beacon Hill Park.

Regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Wasim Akram will be in Victoria on Canada Day to mentor young cricketers in Beacon Hill Park.

Akram joins the Victoria District Cricket Association in its celebration of the recent $25,000 improvement award from the RBC Foundation.

The former Pakistan national team star will also take part in a limited match with local cricket club members before signing autographs, from 12 to 4:30 p.m.