WATCH: Afridi calls for addition of Kashmir cricket team into PSL

Star cricketer also offers to captain the franchise in Pakistan Super League

​ Our Correspondent May 17, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) President Altaf Ahmed Bhatt has praised former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi for demanding to induct Kashmir team into the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

“I hope that there will be a team from Kashmir in next edition of PSL. I also want to play for that team,” Afridi said during his visit to Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Saturday.

Speaking during a ration distribution ceremony in AJK's district Bagh, Bhatt said that the desire of Afridi to make Kashmir team part of the PSL "has become the voice of millions of Kashmiris."

The JKSM president said it was his dream that PSL matches be held in Srinagar "as the hearts of Kashmiri youth beat with the Pakistan cricket team".

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He said the people of Occupied Kashmir have always supported Pakistan cricket team whenever it had face off with India.

Bhatt also paid tribute to Kashmir King Chairman Nisar Shaiq for mobilising the Kashmir cricket team and introducing it to the world.

He also suggested that Kashmiris from both sides of the border be made part of Kashmir cricket team and should be given an opportunity to play international matches as well.

Describing Afridi as goodwill ambassador of Kashmiris, Bhatt expressed hope that the cricket legend would continue to highlight the Kashmir cause globally.


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