PSL 2019: Two Turkish cricketers to accompany Peshawar Zalmi during the tournament
Those two cricketers as well as Turkish Women Cricket team vice captain, Yagmur Tasdelen, were present while signing the MoU.
Updated - Nov 21, 2018 6:59 pm
The players draft event for the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) took place on Tuesday in Islamabad. All the six teams rebuilt their teams after releasing a few players and will be fighting it out in the next season. Meanwhile, the Peshawar Zalmi have once again won the hearts with their gesture as they have picked Turkish cricketers in the team.
They were the ones who took efforts to promote cricket in China in the previous edition and couple of players from the country accompanied the team during the tournament. The same will be happening next season as well. Cricketers from Turkey will be with the team during the competition.
Zalmi signed a MoU
According to the reports in The Nation, Peshawar Zalmi have signed a Memorandum of Undestanding (MoU) with Turkey Developing Sports Branches Federation on Monday to promote the sport in Turkey. “After promoting cricket in Austria and China, Peshawar Zalmi aims to promote cricket in Turkey and play an important role in development of sports,” Javed Afridi, the owner of Zalmi, told the media after signing the MoU.
There would be exchange and training programmes for the officials of the two countries and the coaches of the franchise will be travelling to Turkey in order to inspire and coach the young cricketers in the country. ““In the exchange programme Peshawar Zalmi coaches will tour to Turkey to coach young aspiring cricketers and improve their level of cricket,” Afridi added.
Accordingly, two Turkish cricketers, Mehmet Sert and Tunahan Turn, will be accompanying the team and be able to learn from the big stars of the game during the tournament.”Turkey has a lot of cricket talent. And after this MOU, this talent will get the chance to showcase their skills and enter into the mainstream cricket arena,” Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan, Mustafa Yardakal, said.