Sania Mirza, the Indian tennis star will marry the Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik. Malik was the former Pakistan captain; he is banned from cricket for one year under the charge of breaching the code of conduct. He was also alleged to have been involved in match fixing. He was also been involved in a marriage dispute with another woman, Ayesha Siddiqui.
Sania who was ranked at 27 in the world has gone down sharply after a wrist injury which led her to take break from competition. Sania is expected to play tennis after she fully recovers from this. She had been under constant media attention partly due to her controversial dressing style.
The Sania Mirza Shoaib Malik marriage will be held in Hyderabad on April 15th and marriage reception will be held on April 16th. Imran Mirza, Father of Sania confirmed that the couple will be based in Dubai where Shoaib Malik resides.
Sania Mirza’s much publicized engagement with Mohammed Sohrab was called off earlier this year.
This cross border marriage has been look after with great interest. India and Pakistan have fought three wars since they gained independence from Britain in 1947. This marriage is a unique instance where the husband and wife will represent their countries in sport.