Chinese cricketers to turn up for Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 2018
The Zalmi franchise issued a statement in which they announced that the franchise will be grooming cricketers in China in the upcoming times.
Updated - Oct 20, 2017 7:59 pm
In a very surprising yet encouraging move, the 2018 edition of the Pakistan Super League is likely to feature cricketers from China. The Chinese cricketers are all set to be a part of the Peshawar Zalmi franchise for the upcoming edition of the popular T20 league. The recent reports in Geo.tv suggest that the move is to strengthen the sporting ties between the two nations.
The owner of the Peshawar Zalmi franchise, Javed Afridi, is keen on striking bonds with the Chinese cricketers. He mentioned that there is a need to strengthen ties between the two countries on the cultural and the sports front. China and Pakistan are close associates when it comes to political ties. This move only seems to be bettering the bond between the two nations.
The Zalmi franchise issued a statement in which they announced that the franchise will be grooming cricketers in China in the upcoming times. “Peshawar Zalmi is not only pleased to assist in top-notch coaching and mentoring of cricketers in China, but also providing them with a platform to recognise their talent and motivate them to achieve international recognition,” the statement quoted.
The event was held recently where the big announcements were made. Chinese cricketers, Jian Li and Yufie Zhang, were present at the occasion that took place at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China. Along with Javed Afridi, Mohammad Akram – the Director of Cricket Affairs of Peshawar Zalmi – was also present. He mentioned that the coaching plans of Zalmi will groom young Pakistani talent.
Also, the China Zalmi will participate in the tournaments that will be organised by the parent Zalmi franchise under the initiative of Global Zalmi. The Zalmi clubs from over 25 countries will participate in the Global Zalmi. If the Chinese players feature in the PSL 2018, it will be a historic move. Earlier, a couple of seasons ago, Sydney Thunder had signed up a Chinese cricketer for the BBL.