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EPL 2021: Shoaib Malik and Carlos Braithwaite to join Afridi in this year’s competition

R-L: Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik and West Indies cricketer Carlos Braithwaite

Kathmandu, August 9

Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik and West Indies cricketer Carlos Brathwaite will be playing in this year’s Everest Premier League, the organisers announced on Monday.

The teams that they will play for are yet to be announced.

“The teams that have drafted them will announce this officially soon,” says EPL CEO Aamir Akhtar.

The veteran Malik, 39, has been in the cricketing scene for over two decades playing in nearly 500 T20 matches amassing over 10,000 runs. Braithwaite, 33, on the other hand, made a name for himself smashing four sixes in a row on the last over of the 2016 T20 World Cup against England, winning the tournament for the West Indies.

The duo will join Shahid Afridi who will play for the Kathmandu Kings XI during the tournament which is due to be held from September 25 to October 9.

Six teams are participating in this edition of the Everest Premier League.

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