KPL will have seventh team next year: President Arif Malik
The Kashmir Premier League (KPL) organizers announced that a seventh franchise named Jammu Janbaz will be a part of the next season that will take place next year.
The announcement came from KPL president Arif Malik came just after the successful ending of the tournament in which six franchises – Rawalakot Hawks, Muzaffarabad Tigers, Kotli Lions, Mirpur Royals, Bagh Stallions, and Overseas Warriors – took part.
The tournament was played in Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium from August 6 to August 17.
Arif also said that there will be a tournament for the youth of Kashmir in the next couple of months. He further added that an international standard academy will be established in the region in collaboration with the Shahid Afridi Foundation.
KPL 2021 Final
On the other hand, the final of the first season of KPL 2021 was played on Tuesday evening. The Hawks successfully defended their score of 169-7 by limiting the Tigers to only 161-9. The last four wickets were the turning point for the Hawks.
The stars with the ball were Asif Afridi and Hussain Talat who took six wickets combined to limit the Tigers after Muhamamd Hafeez won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Bismillah Khan c Sohail Akhtar b Usama 30
Umar Amin lbw b Hafeez 23
Sahibzada Farhan b Arshad 28
Hussain Talat c Anwar b Hafeez 5
Kashif Ali b Wasim 54
Danish Aziz b Usama 4
M. Imran Randhawa not out 17
Asif Afridi run out 6
Mohammad Irfan Jr not out 1
EXTRAS (B-1) 1
TOTAL (for seven wkts, 20 overs) 169
FALL OF WKTS: 1-53, 2-53, 3-97,3-61, 4-97, 5-110, 6-157, 7-168.
DID NOT BAT: Shahid Afridi, Zaman Khan.
BOWLING: Mohammad Hafeez 3-0-26-2; Sohail Tanvir 3-0-32-0; Mohammad Wasim 4-0-36-1; Arshad Iqbal 4-0-27-1; Usama Mir 4-0-25-2; Inzamam-ul-Haq 2-0-22-0.
Zeeshan Ashraf b Shahid 46
Mohammad Hafeez c Farhan b Asif 25
Sohaib Maqsood b Shahid 15
Sohail Akhtar b Hussain 2
Sohail Tanvir c Farhan b Hussain 21
Anwar Ali c Imran b Hussain 7
Mohammad Wasim run out 22
Inzamam-ul-Haq b Asif 12
Usama Mir st Bismillah b Asif 0
Arshad Iqbal not out 0
Usman Arshad not out 0
EXTRAS (LB-6, W-4, NB-1) 11
TOTAL (for nine wkts, 20 overs) 161
FALL OF WKTS: 1-54, 2-88, 3-95, 4-97, 5-122, 6-142, 7-161, 8-161, 9-161.
BOWLING: Zaman Khan 3-0-37-0 (1w); Mohammad Imran Randhawa 1-0-6-0 (2w); Mohammad Irfan Jr 4-0-41-0 (1nb); Asif Afridi 4-0-21-3; Shahid Afridi 4-0-32-2; Hussain Talat 4-0-18-3 (1w).
RESULT: Rawalakot Hawks won by seven runs.
UMPIRES: Ahsan Raza and Aleem Dar.
TV UMPIRE: Asif Yaqoob.
MATCH REFEREE: Ali Naqvi.
PLAYER-OF-THE-MATCH: Asif Afridi.
PLAYER-OF-THE-TOURNAMENT: Hussain Talat.
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