Javed Afridi, CEO of Haier Pakistan and the owner of Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), has been awarded an honorary golden visa by the government of the United Arab Emirates, making him the first Pakistani to receive the honour.
Afridi also spoke about Pakistan and India’s relationship. He believes that sports, especially cricket, can help to reduce tensions between the two countries.
PSL franchises and Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises are expected to play each other in the near future, according to Afridi.
Few called it their dream, while others urged Zalmi’s owner to lock the idea as soon as possible. Some got excited saying that if this happens in reality, “it would be amazing and not less than a treat.”
That would be amazing bhai.. Can you arrange it and i know you can.. 😉😁 https://t.co/KcguuYlfzK— UZUMAKI 🎯 (@azeemshah007) September 29, 2020
The thirteenth edition of IPL 2020, which started on September 19, is being played without spectators due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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Earlier, in an exclusive interview with Cricket Pakistan, former Indian cricketer and member of the IPL Governing Council, Surinder Khanna, had also voiced support for organising matches between the PSL and IPL winners.
This is more then awesome 😜 https://t.co/Bk2RKBMpmX— طلحہ ✨ (@MobinTalha) September 29, 2020
Expressing hope that the tensions between India and Pakistan would smooth over soon, the 64-year old cricketer said that the cricketing fans all over the world want to witness Pakistani players take on Indian cricketers.