Shahid Afridi all set to play in Everest Premier League


Former Pakistan captain and flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi is about to play for Kathmandu Kings XI (KKXI) within the Everest Premier League (EPL) scheduled to be held from Sept 25 to Oct 9 this year, at the Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground, Kathmandu.

Afridi, 44, who was an aggressive batsman and skillful leg-spinner with many international experiences, played for Pakistan and international franchises in several T20 leagues. He played 27 Tests, 398 ODIs, and 99 Twenty20 Internationals.

“Afridi is an iconic superstar within the world of sport, tons of current cricket stars idolize him to play cricket. Nepalese fans also adore him as a legendary cricketer, we understand this sentiment and that we are proud and honored to announce world-renowned cricketer Shahid Afridi is going to be playing for Kathmandu King XI,” quoted Rohit Gupta, team owner of KKXI as saying.

Afridi also brings the experience of playing across the world including the Indian Premier League, Pakistan Super League, Big Bash, Caribbean Premier League, and Bangladesh Premier League to call a couple of.

“KKXI, one among the six franchises participating within the tournament, unveiled Afridi on Monday as their big signing for the season. Many congratulations to Kathmandu Kings XI for securing a renowned player like Afridi to play for Kings XI,” said Aamir Akhtar, CEO of the Everest Premier League.

Earlier, Kathmandu Kings XI also roped in Nepali leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane to play for this year’s EPL.

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