Afridi wants to set up cricket academy in Azad Kashmir

Published December 30, 2020
Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi wants to set up a cricket academy in Azad Kashmir to bring the Kashmiri children to the game of cricket. — AFP/File
Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi wants to set up a cricket academy in Azad Kashmir to bring the Kashmiri children to the game of cricket. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi wants to set up a cricket academy in Azad Kashmir to bring the Kashmiri children to the game of cricket.

Addressing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) and Shahid Afridi Foundation here at a local hotel on Tuesday, Afridi said he has been a part of many leagues but wanted to be a part of KPL.

“I will try my best to do as much as I can for KPL. My heart wants me to play with every KPL franchise. The condition I have put on myself for playing in KPL is that a cricket academy will be set up in Kashmir,” he said.

“I request everyone to fully support KPL. Apart from sports, I will also work in Kashmir in the health sector.

“It is an honour for me to be the brand ambassador of this league. I will bring Kashmir children to cricket and will set up a cricket academy there. The Foundation will support good talent,” he said.

Published in Dawn, December 30th, 2020

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