PSL 2018: Chinese players join Peshawar Zalmi camp
The reigning champions Zalmi will take on Quetta Gladiators in the 10th match. It all-important competition will be played held at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium in Sharjah. The Chinese cricketers have been added to the fold to promote the gentleman’s game in China.
While joining the seniors of Zalmi-led by Darren Sammy, the Chinese players are supposed to make it big in the future.
According to the AFP report, the cricketers will feature in the ongoing third edition which will be interesting for the lucrative league.
To set a tone, Yufie Zhang and Jian Li were introduced by PSL franchise Zalmi.
In the recent past, Zalmi’s owner Javed Afridi has played a remarkable role in improving the grassroots level cricket.
Moreover, Suhail Afridi, who a representative for Chinese national team believes it, would be a steppingstone for the aspiring cricketers.
“We will provide them a platform to recognise their talent and motivate them to achieve international recognition,” Afridi told AFP.
The players are not going to make the entry in the match, but are supposed to join the players in a practice session in nets.
Both players are bound to join the Zalmi camp to learn from the senior campaigners. Owing to the poor run, Zalmi has won a solitary game after playing three matches.
Zalmi is listed the fourth position on the points table of PSL 2018, as Gladiators is placed at the third spot with two wins in three matches.
In February 2018, Zalmi had already hosted the Global Zalmi League. The competition housed as many as 16 teams across the cricketing world. The teams included the aspiring cricketers.
The league was introduced to provide a massive platform to the youth. It further infused confidence among the Chinese cricketers to recognize the international recognition.
China Zalmi lifted the Global Zalmi League’s trophy title following remarkable performances in the fan-based tournament.
The winning team was awarded the prize amount of $10,000 which included these two Chinese players.
China was also introduced in the House of Zalmi league. The team also introduced Keqiao community from Pakistan.
Interestingly, the competition was subdivided into four groups. The China-based side was crowned as the champions in its first of its inaugural edition.
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