|Wayne Parnell now Muslim|
South African fast bowler Wayne Parnell has converted to Islam after a period of personal study and reflection and will celebrate his 22nd birthday on Friday as a Muslim.
Parnell confirmed in a statement on Thursday that he converted to Islamic faith in January this year and is considering to change his name to Waleed, which means ‘Newborn Son’. As a international cricketer Wayne Parnell(Waleed ) 2nd player after Yousuf Yahana(Mohammad Yousuf) who has taken Islam religion. Now Wayne Parnell is playing in Sussex.
South African team management said – No any Muslim player advised him for converting in Islam and It’s very personal matter of a player.