Usman Khawaja to visit Campbelltown-Camden Ghosts

Usman Khawaja playing for the Sydney Thunder in January. Picture: AAP Image/Craig Golding
Usman Khawaja playing for the Sydney Thunder in January. Picture: AAP Image/Craig Golding

Australian cricketing superstar Usman Khawaja will drop into town this weekend to work with almost 100 children in a development program.

The Australian vice captain will visit Raby Cricket Ground on Sunday morning.

He is visiting Campbelltown as part of his work with the Usman Khawaja Foundation.

Campbelltown-Camden Ghosts secretary Jason Ellsmore said there would be plenty of kids excited to meet the Aussie player.

He said 70 multicultural children had been working with Ghosts coaches in a successful junior development program.

The Usman Khawaja Foundation’s cricket program is designed for children who are new to the game.

The program intends to engage primary school-aged girls and boys with cricket, particularly children from non-traditional cricketing communities.

Khawaja is a Pakistani-born batsman who has represented Australia in tests, one-day internationals and T20 cricket.