The International Cricket Council (ICC) has recognised the remarkable contributions of Mohamed Nasir (Naabe) to the development of cricket by presenting him with its Long Service Award. 

The award, presented to individuals who have contributed to cricket development for more than 20 years, was bestowed upon Naabe at the recently concluded ICC Annual Conference in Durban, South Africa. On his behalf, the award was collected by Mohamed Faisal, the President of the Cricket Board of Maldives (CBM).

The CBM says it is planning to hold an event in the upcoming days to formally present the award to Naabe.

In a post published on its website following the ICC’s award to Naabe, the CBM said: “Cricket holds a special place in Naabe’s heart. A keen player that still scores runs and scoop catches in the slips and has been the drive of Malé Sports Club for 25 years and counting – with successes in a range of competitions and formats. Naabe and Malé Sports Club have supported regional cricket development with sponsorship and guidance.”

Mohamed Nasir has been actively involved in Maldivian sports for over half a century. Having commenced his career in the 1960s, he has excelled not only in cricket at the highest national level but has also showcased his talents in football, hockey, and other sports.