Kathmandu, July 26
Pakistani cricket superstar Shahid Afridi is likely to come to Kathmandu to play a league event in Nepal in September and October this year.
The veteran allrounder will play for the Kathmandu Kings XI in the Everest Premier League to be held from September 25 to October 9. The club’s owner, Tele Holdings Pvt Ltd, made the announcement on Monday.
The company’s director Rohit Gupta says the club is proud to make the announcement, hoping Nepali fans will be happy to see him play in the country. Likewise, EPL CEO Aamir Akhtar says Afridi’s visit to Kathmandu will encourage Nepali players to rise internationally.
The former captain of the Pakistani national team has scored over 11,000 runs in 27 test matches, 398 ODIs and 99 T20 internationals.
Six teams are participating in this edition of the Everest Premier League.