Chinese players set to play for Peshawar Zalmi in the PSL
Two Chinese cricketers are set to ply their trade for the Zalmi in the ongoing PSL.
Updated - Mar 1, 2018 1:12 pm
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is using the Pakistan Super League as a tool to help the young country talents rub their shoulders against the national as well international stars of the game. The third edition of the tournament was recently kicked-off in Dubai.
The PSL is set to provide a platform to two young Chinese players as they are set to join the training camp of Peshawar-based franchise Peshawar Zalmi before their game against Quetta Gladiator at Sharjah stadium. Yufie Zhang and Jian Li, the two national players of China were signed by franchise last year to promote the gamer of cricket in the most populated country in the world.
Will help them get international recognition: China representative of Peshawar Zalmi
The two players will join the camp with the team and then will be with the side during the encounter against Quetta on Thursday. Amir Suhail, the China representative of Peshawar Zalmi said that they will help the Chinese players get the international recognition through the PSL. “We will provide them a platform to recognize their talent and motivate them to achieve international recognition,” Suhail was quoted as saying.
Pakistan has been playing a role of mentor and has been helping to promote the game of cricket in the country. Two players are the first ever Chinese recruits in the PSL. China had attained the affiliate membership in theInternational Cricket Council (ICC) ICC in 2004 but had to wait more than 5 years before playing the first-ever game during the Asia Council Cricket Challenge Trophy.
China has been very famous in the sports as their athletes manage to win a huge number of medals during the Olympics or other major sports events such as Common Wealth Games but interestingly they are far behind in the sport of cricket. The Chinese cricket lovers will be hopeful of the game getting a thumbs up once the two players manage to get a game for the franchise.