For the first time in Pakistani sports history, the inaugural edition of Kashmir Premier League beat the record for the most watched first-season sporting event in the country’s history. The 12-day tournament received over 40 million views as cricket fans flocked to see the high-quality cricket that was on display throughout the competition.
“The Kashmir Premier League was established with the objective of promoting Kashmir via the joy of cricket, and we are confident that we have accomplished that goal. The official KPL Twitter account expressed gratitude to everyone, and stated that they would “see you all again in the next season of the league.”
OVER 40 MILLION VIEWERSHIP 🤩
Kashmir Premier League was about promoting Kashmir through the joy of cricket, and we wholeheartedly believe that we have achieved that goal. A HUGE thank you to everyone and see you all in the next season of #SRGKPL 🏏#KheloAazadiSe #KPL21 pic.twitter.com/KCx1SqMarn
— Kashmir Premier League (Official) (@kpl_20) August 19, 2021
The extremely successful event included a number of elite Pakistani and international cricketers, including Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Herschelle Gibbs, and title-winning skipper Shahid Afridi, who all played in the final.
Six teams from the Kashmir region competed in the tournament, including the eventual champions Rawalakot Hawks, the finalists Muzaffarabad Tigers, Overseas Warriors, Mirpur Royals, Bagh Stallions, and Kotli Lions, and the winners Rawalakot Hawks. The event, which consisted of 19 matches, was conducted in the picturesque Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium, which is located in the region’s capital.
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