KPL to help project Kashmiri talent to cricketing world: Shehryar Afridi

Islamabad, June 12 (KMS): The Chairman of Kashmir Committee, Shehryar Khan Afridi has said that the sole objective of the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) is to project Kashmir globally and to make the whole globe realise what Kashmiri talent offers to the world.

He expressed these views while addressing the participants of the Draft Launch of the KPL as chief guest at a local hotel in Islamabad.

On the occasion, Federal Minister, Omar Ayyub Khan, President of KPL Arif Malik and CEO Shehzad Chaudhry also addressed. Six teams of the KPL were also given opportunity to participate in draws to help pick international and Pakistani cricketers.

Shehryar Afridi said that the Kashmir Committee would protect, promote and project talent, culture and heritage of the people of Kashmir. He said that the KPL would help put Kashmir at the global sports map. He added that KPL would become a buzz word globally as it would promote Kashmir at the highest level.

He said that Pakistani talent had mesmerised the cricketing world and now the Kashmiri talent would impress the world. He said that Kashmir was one of most beautiful places on earth and KPL would help bring the world tourists to Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

He said, sports is the best form to help transformation any part of the world and ‘we have seen how individual sportsmen have transformed their countries globally’. He said that KPL would become voice of the unheard and the world would start hearing the voice of Kashmiris.

Shehryar Afridi said that overseas Pakistanis were overwhelmed over the news that KPL was being launched and would become a brand name and Kashmir would be buzz word in across the sporting world.

He said that it would also help materialise the new normal in Pakistan which has now transformed from terrorism to tourism. He added that Kashmir would become a new laurel in the jewel of Pakistan. He said, “We have to transform KPL into a new brand name which would have positive impact in the cricketing world and would help showcase Kashmiri talent globally.”