ISLAMABAD: From September 25 to October 9, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi (KKXI) will represent Kathmandu in the Everest Premier League (EPL). The tournament will be held at the Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground in Kathmandu and will include teams from all around the world.
As a 41-year-old aggressive batsman and excellent leg-spinner with extensive international experience, Shahid Afridi has competed in a variety of competitions for Pakistan and many overseas clubs.
He has represented his country in 27 Tests, 398 One-Day Internationals, and 99 Twenty20 Internationals.
“Shahid Afridi is a legendary figure in the world of sports, and many current cricketers look up to him as the greatest player to ever play the game. He is also adored by Nepalese cricket fans as a great cricketer, and we understand this sentiment, which is why we are delighted and honored to announce that world-renowned cricketer Shahid Afridi would be playing for Kathmandu King XI,” Rohit Gupta, team owner of KKXI, said.
Afridi has also competed in the Indian Premier League, Pakistan Super League, Big Bash League, Caribbean Premier League, and Bangladesh Premier League, to name a few of his other professional leagues and tournaments.
Afridi was announced on Monday by KKXI, one of the six franchises taking part in the event, as the team’s most significant addition for the season.
In the words of Aamir Akhtar, CEO of the Everest Premier League, “Many congratulations to Kathmandu Kings XI on their successful recruitment of a renowned player like Shahid Afridi to play for Kings XI.”
The EPL team Kathmandu Kings XI recruited Nepali leg spinner Sandeep Lamichhane to play for them earlier this year. Lamichhane is a former Nepali national team member.