Peshawar Zalmi, the Pakistan Super League side, will compete in The Emirates Airline Twenty20 Tournament on 23rd and 24th March 2017 in Dubai following an announcement by the league and tournament organisers Sporta Group.
Chairman Javed Afridi, President Shahid Afridi, Director of Cricket Mohammad Akram, Captain Darren Sammy and Tournament Director Matthew Jackson endorsed the collaboration at a press conference, saying:
“We are delighted to announce our new partnership with the Peshawar Zalmi Foundation and we are really looking forward to working with Javed Afridi and the President, Shahid Afridi” commented Matthew Jackson of Sporta Group.
“We are very excited that Peshawar Zalmi will be taking part in the Emirates Airline Twenty20. The tournament will be the most international yet with teams from the UK, the Caribbean and Pakistan taking part.”
Both parties will also work together to promote cricket at grass roots level, with Javed Afridi announcing that their profits from the tournament will be donated to the Peshawar Zalmi Foundation.
Sporta Tours, sister company of Sporta Group and tour partner to some of the UK’s most prestigious UK public schools, including Eton College, will also be welcoming the Peshawar Zalmi Foundation to the annual School ARCH Trophy and ARCH Cup in 2017.
The ARCH Tournaments are a collection of school and club level tournaments held in Dubai and the UAE in March each year. Schools from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa have all recently represented at the event.
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Peshawar Zalmi’s participation in the tournament is subject to final approve from the PSL.