Basher Hassan

World Class Kenyan Cricketer

Esteemed cricket speaker and former Nottinghamshire player Sheikh Basharat Hassan was born in Kenya in 1944 and is known as one of the most impressive right handed batsmen of his generation. Beginning his career playing club cricket in his home country, Basher Hassan graduated to first-class cricket in 1963; less than four years later Hassan moved to England and began playing for Nottinghamshire making his debut against Oxford University.

Hassan continued to play for Nottingham for almost twenty years and continues to work as a cricket speaker for the club. Hassan, who still lives in England, also spent several years working as Nottinghamshire’s Development Manager. Though Basher Hassan began his career as a wicket keeper, he is most well-known for acting as first batsman, the position he held at both Nottinghamshire and during his appearances for England; making more than 20,000 runs during his career Basher played in 332 first class matches.

His work as a sports speaker discusses his time on the England team, where he played alongside a number of the most well-known and respected players of the 1970’s such as fellow cricket speakers Sir Ian Botham and Michael Brearley OBE.

Thanks to his long standing affiliation with Nottinghamshire Cricket Club Basher continues to appear at club functions, he is often called upon to regale audiences with stories and anecdotes about his time at the club and the various dressing room dramas that filled the tabloids during this period! Basher also works as a sports speaker in his native country of Kenya where he hopes to encourage more young people into the sport.

To book Basher Hassan as the cricket speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Basher is known to cover the following topics:

  • First Class Cricket
  • The England Cricket Team
  • Nottinghamshire Cricket Club
  • International Cricket