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Shahid Afridi desires Pakistan to host matches at Karachi and Multan

I want to play as a player and do not want to lead Karachi Kings: Afridi

Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi intended Pakistan to host more matches in stadiums at Karachi and Multan. The iconic cricketer stressed the importance of spreading the word about Pakistan being a safe country to play cricket.

Therefore, he urged the cricketing authorities to also stage matches in places like Karachi and Multan in order to implement full-restoration of cricket in Pakistan.

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Earlier in September, the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, hosted a prominent international match for the first time in eight years post the infamous terror attack on the Sri Lankan player. As a result, the World XI side competed against the Pakistanis for a three-match T20I series for the Independence Cup.

The WXI side was captained by Faf du Plessis, featuring the likes of Hashim Amla, David Miller, George Bailey, Darren Sammy, Tamim Iqbal and many others.

Sri Lankans, who have currently locked horns with Pakistan at UAE for a five-match ODI series, are scheduled to visit the Gaddafi Stadium at Lahore in order to play the final T20I of the series.

I want to play as a player and do not want to lead Karachi Kings: Afridi

But all these matches were held in Lahore, with the PCB saying that the International Cricket Council’s security officials had only assessed the arrangements in Lahore, and other cities would be assessed later.

 

“We should also host matches in Multan and Karachi. We should send a message that whole of Pakistan is safe and it will be good,” claimed Shahid Afridi during an interaction with the media according to Wisden India.

Afridi also said he didn’t want to captain Karachi Kings, his new PSL side. “I want to play as a player and do not want to lead Karachi Kings,” said Afridi who featured for Peshawar Zalmi in the first two editions of the PSL, the last of which was won by his team.

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