INTERVIEW by Rob Johnston • Last updated on ShareTweet With the proliferation of short format competitions around the world, the importance of a well-connected and influential agent can never have been more important © Cricbuzz Dean Ahmad can laugh now. Having signed up to television’s The Apprentice, it wasn’t long before the cricket agent was under pressure. On the second challenge, Ahmad’s team had to manufacture and sell ice lollies with the aim of returning as much money as they could muster. Unfortunately, their effort was an unmitigated disaster, with Lord Sugar describing the lollies as looking like pig trotters and the whole task ending in recrimination. Profit? Entirely absent. Embarrassment? Plentiful. It was an early baptism by fire, but thankfully for Ahmad, he was not the one fired by Sugar. He lived on to fight another week and is still in the show now, coming into his own more and more. But he did not escape the taunts of some of his clients over ice lolly gate. “A few of them have said thankfully I am a better representative than I am at making ice lollies,” Ahmad jokes. “That’s definitely not my go-to.” At just 20 years of age,… Read full this story
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