Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi will feature for Kathmandu Kings XI (KKXI) in upcoming Nepal’s Everest Premier League (EPL), slated to be held from September 25.
Afridi, 41, has played 27 Tests and 398 ODIs for Pakistan.
Commenting on the development, Rohit Gupta, team owner of KKXI was quoted as saying by cricnepal.com: “Shahid Afridi is an iconic superstar in the world of sport, a lot of current cricket star idolize him as the great to play cricket. Nepalese cricket fans also adore him as a legendary cricket, we understand this sentiment and we are proud and honored to announce world-renowned cricketer Shahid Afridi will be playing for Kathmandu King XI.”
“Many congratulations to Kathmandu Kings XI for securing a renowned player like Shahid Afridi to play for Kings XI,” said Aamir Akhtar, CEO of Everest Premier League.
Earlier, Kathmandu Kings XI had signed leg spinner Sandeep Lamichhane to play for them in the EPL.
All the matches of the EPL will be held at at the Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground in Kathmandu.