KARACHI: Former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi, who often raises his voice for Kashmir, has given a clear message to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) will take place this year.
Speaking to the press, after being signed as a KPL 2 brand ambassador at a local hotel on Thursday, Afridi said the league was an opportunity for young cricketers and no one could take it away .
“Do you want to send a message to BCCI and Indian cricket fans regarding KPL Season 2,” Afridi asked during the press conference. “I just want to tell them, ‘KPL 2 is happening’,” Afridi replied.
Last year, the BCCI threatened foreign players and asked them to withdraw from the KPL. As a result, a few foreign cricketers withdrew from the event at the very last moment.
Meanwhile, the cricketer has announced to play some matches in the upcoming edition of Jammu Janbaz league.
“They [KPL management] don’t let me retire,” said Afridi, who was signed as a mentor to the newly introduced franchise.
“I will do my best to play a few matches. It is the love of my fans who always want to see me play,” he added.
Note here that season 2 of KPL is scheduled from August 1 to 14 in Muzaffarabad.
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