PSL 4 will be special in the sense that it will feature two Chinese cricketers who will play for the Peshawar Zalmi squad.
Jian Li and Yufie Zhang were recruited by the Zalmi in an effort to promote cricket in China, the team’s China representative, Amir Suhail Afridi told APP on Tuesday.
“We will provide them a platform to recognise their talent and motivate them to achieve international recognition,” he said.
Currently Peshawar Zalmi are not faring well in the third edition of the tournament as they have lost two of their three matches and have won only one. The team is placed fourth so far in the table.
The House of Zalmi had organised a Global Zalmi League in Feburary ─ a fan-based league of cricket enthusiasts with representative Zalmi clubs in over 16 countries around the world.
China Zalmi was represented by cricketers from China, a majority of whom were selected from the Pakistani Community Keqiao.
Participating teams were divided into four groups and China Zalmi remained unbeaten in its three league matches before the quarter-final and final, and went onto win the title.
Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi not only awarded the winning team $10,000 but also allowed two of its players to participate in a practice session with senior team members.
He expressed confidence that the China Zalmi win in the Global Zalmi League would help promote cricket among the Chinese youth. -APP
Story first published: 27th February 2018