South African Cricketer Wayne Parnell reverts to Islam

South African cricketer Wayne Parnell as reverted to Islam. The promising Warriors left-arm seam bowler confirmed in a statement that he reverted in January, "after a period of personal study and reflection". Port Elizabeth-born Parnell, 22, said: "While I have not yet decided on an Islamic name I have considered the name Waleed which means Newborn Son, but for now my name remains Wayne Dillon Parnell. "I will continue to respect the team's endorsement of alcoholic beverages. I am playing cricket in Sussex and this is my immediate focus. "As I am approaching my first period of fasting, I ask that this special time is treated with respect. "I am a young man, a professional cricketer by trade, and while I can appreciate and am grateful for the public interest in my personal life, my faith choice is a matter which I would like to keep private"