- Shahid Afridi terms Kashmir a Heaven on Earth
By Hamid Khan Wazir
ISLAMABAD: The Kashmir Premier League (KPL) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Shahid Afridi Foundation, a charity organization with the aim of transforming the lives of unprivileged communities.
The KPL aims to align the societal development with the cricketing activity creating a platform that would positively encompass the people and land of Kashmir.
The Kashmir Premier League is a T20 league that comprises six teams entitled Rawalakot Hawks, Kotli Panthers, Mirpur Royals, Muzaffarabad Tigers, Overseas Warriors, and Bagh Stallions.
The event will be executed in Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, and Rawalpindi Cricket grounds from April 1-10, 2021.
This league is an initiative to promote domestic Cricket in Pakistan and highlight the talent and natural magnificence of Kashmir.
Arif Malik – President KPL mentioned, “We already have Shahid Khan Afridi on board as our brand ambassador for the League and he already has a personal association and empathy for Kashmir and its people”.
Shahid Afridi mentioned that he has visited Kashmir and term it as the Heaven on Earth. He also said he supports the Kashmiri agenda and vows the launch of Kashmir Premier League a brand dedicated to the region.
Shahid Afridi is willing to support the league initiative as it would open doors to new opportunities for the people.
Through this process, KPL will be promoting the Shahid Afridi Foundation on shirt logos and sponsoring food drives and other CSR projects.
On this event, Chaudhry Shahzad Akhtar CEO – KPL, shared his thoughts and highlighted the importance of KPL for the Kashmiri Community and said this will be a landmark event for the region.
Other designated guests included Adil Waheed – Owner Mirpur Royal, Muhammad Arshad Khan Tanoli – Owner Muzaffarabad Tigers, Samar Abbas – Member Advisory Council KPL, Amir Nawab – Director Cricket Operations and Tanveer Mughal – Manager Cricket Operations KPL.