Shahid Afridi to play for Kathmandu Kings XI

Representatives from the EPL outfit announced the contract with Afridi at an event in Kathmandu on Monday.

Prasun Sangroula

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Kathmandu: Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi has joined Kathmandu Kings XI, an Everest Premier League franchise. The cricket league tournament, featuring six teams, is slated to begin on September 25.

Representatives from the EPL outfit announced the contract with Afridi at an event in Kathmandu on Monday.

“We are also looking for many other big names who are active in the global cricket scene,” said Rohit Gupta, owner of the team.

Forty-four years old Afridi is a former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team. He has played 27 tests, 398 ODIs, and 99 T20 matches for his country. He is also one of the eight youngest players to score a century in a test match. Prior to this, he had played for Multan Sultan at the Pakistan Super League. Afridi has scored more than 11 thousand runs in all three formats of cricket.

Kathmandu Kings XI also includes players like Sandeep Lamichane, Dipendra Singh Aaire, and Subash Khukurel, among others.

“The main motive behind bringing Afridi is to win the league, and make the team the best,” Gupta added.

Afridi also joined the event virtually. He said that he is very excited to play at the EPL, in what will be his first visit to Nepal. “I will try to hit more and more number of sixes,” he said.

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