Shahid Afridi will play in Nepal’s Everest Premier League (EPL)
ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi is set to play for Kathmandu Kings XI (KKXI) in Nepal’s Everest Premier League (EPL), which will take place at the Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground in Kathmandu from September 25 to October 9.
Afridi, a 41-year-old aggressive batsman and skilled leg-spinner with strong global experience, has played in many competitions for Pakistan and international clubs.
He has played in 27 Tests, 398 One-Day Internationals, and 99 Twenty20.
“Shahid Afridi is an iconic superstar in the world of sport, a lot of current cricket star idolize him as the great to play cricket. Nepalese cricket fans also adore him as a legendary cricketer, we understand this sentiment and we are proud and honored to announce world-renowned cricketer Shahid Afridi will be playing for Kathmandu King XI,” Rohit Gupta, team owner of KKXI told.
Afridi has also played in the Indian Premier League, Pakistan Super League, Big Bash League, Caribbean Premier League, and Bangladesh Premier League, to name a few.
KKXI, one of the six franchises participating in the tournament, unveiled Afridi on Monday as their biggest signing of the season.
Said Aamir Akhtar, CEO of Everest Premier League, “Many congratulations to Kathmandu Kings XI for securing a renowned player like Shahid Afridi to play for Kings XI,”.
Sandeep Lamichhane, a Nepali leg spinner, was also signed to play for Kathmandu Kings XI in the EPL earlier this year.
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