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University honour for Imran Khan
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Imran Khan will confer degrees at ceremonies twice a year
Former Pakistan cricketer turned politician Imran Khan will be installed as the Chancellor of the University of Bradford on Wednesday.

He will succeed Baroness Betty Lockwood as the university's official head in the ceremony and be the fifth person to hold the post.

Vice-chancellor Prof Chris Taylor, said: "Imran will be a role model for young people in the university."

The installation will take place at the Great Hall on the main campus.

Political career

During the 1970s, Imran Khan became a leading cricketer and was made Pakistan captain in 1981.

He retired from cricket in 1992 and moved into politics in 1996, launching Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (Pakistani Justice Movement).

Bradford University was founded in 1966, but its roots go back to the early 19th Century.

It has 10,000 students of whom nearly one-in-four are from overseas.

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