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‘PSL teams should be allowed to play with IPL teams,’ says Peshawar Zalmi owner




NEW DELHI: Pakistan Super League (PSL) teams should be allowed to play the matches with Indian Premier League (IPL) teams as it will boost the peace process between two countries.

This was suggested by Javed Afridi, owner of the Peshawar Zalmi, a PSL franchise, in a meeting with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur here on Friday.

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“Such events will help promote peace between the two countries,” Afridi said, suggesting that Peshawar Zalmi should play against the Indian Premier League (IPL) teams in near future.

“The matches can be held at a neutral venue,” Afridi told BCCI president. Afridi also met the owners of some IPL teams and informed that talks to hold such matches are underway.

“All we need is the approval from the Indian cricket board. We are ready to play with the teams of Indian league” Peshawar Zalmi owner added.

He also presented a Peshawar Zalmi t-shirt to Anurag Thakur.

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M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.