Peshawar Zalmi Chairman Javed Afridi met Chairman of Afghanistan Cricket board Mr Atif Mashal in Lahore. Peshawar Zalmi will visit Afghanistan and Afghan board decided to name one of the Afghan Premier League teams as “Kabul Zalmi”
Chairman Afghanistan Cricket board Atif Mashal said that role played by Peshawar Zalmi to bring peace in our region is very important and he will introduce the team of “Kabul Zalmi” in Afghanistan Premier League. After meeting with Peshawar Zalmi the Chairman Atif Mashal said that Afghan Government have allowed him to start Cricket Relations with Pakistan
“Policy of Afghan Government is very clear and they want to keep Sports and Politics separate. They believe that Sports and in particular Cricket can bring both countries closer”
“Peshawar Zalmi is the most popular team in the region & we are impressed with the performance and vision of Javed Afridi. We decided to name one team in Afghanistan Premier League, Kabul Zalmi and we hope this act will create more bonding between fans”
Peshawar Zalmi Chairman Javed Afridi says that cricket can play an important role in this region about relation of Pakistan and Afghanistan and we will tour Afghanistan with a message of peace.
“Peshawar Zalmi slogan is cricket for peace and we are ready to play our part for this good cause”
Earlier PCB Chairman Shehryar Khan announced that Pakistan and Afghanistan will play two International T20 matches, one in Karachi and one in Afghanistan. PCB also extended their invitation to train Afghan cricketers and coaches in PCB academies.