Pakistan wants Kashmir Team in failed Pakistan Super League

Pakistan wants Kashmir Team in failed Pakistan Super League

Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 25: Najam Sethi, the chairman of Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Saturday hinted at launching a cricket team from J&K in this year’s event.

Sethi wrote on Twitter that,

Javid Afridi, the owner of a PSL franchise Peshawar Zalmi backed him up by tweeting:

Islamabad United, Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi, Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings are the teams that are included in the first edition of PSL’s. The decision to add Kashmir team comes as a surprise as the team owners had been told that for two years no other team would be included in the mega tournament.

Javid Afridi tweeted saying,

Javed Afridi, who tweets @JAfridi10, in another tweet wrote that the proposed Kashmir team should not be restricted to Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) only.

Peshawar Zalmi is captained by Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi.

A retired bureaucrat said that, these statements were continuation to the previous ones made by Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi during the recent T20 world cup matches held in India.

On March 25, Afridi yet again repeated his Kashmir comment during the post-match interview after his side’s 21-run loss to Australia.

Afridi later thanked  the people of Kolkata for supporting them. He thanked people who came and supported them from Pakistan and Kashmir and also thanked the BCCI for taking good care of them in India

That time BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur had criticised Afridi for saying a number of prople from Kashmir had come to support his team.

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