The Six groups, 5 from Azad Jammu and Kashmir and one consisting of Kashmiri Diaspora, will take part in Kashmir Premier League (KPL). The teams are named Muzaffarabad Tigers, Mirpur Royals, Kotli Panthers, Rawalakot Hawks, Bagh Stallions and Overseas Warriors.
Islamabad (IoK News): Pakistan launched T20 format Kashmir Premier League (KPL) at a ceremony here in Islamabad on Saturday. The Kashmir Premier League is a collaboration of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and regional authorities in Pakistan administered Jammu and Kashmir. The aim of this sporting event is to give a chance to the youth of Azad Jammu & Kashmir to show their cricketing talent to the world and to bring Kashmir on the sports map of the world.
All the participating teams of the event will be primarily consisting of players of Pakistan Administered Kashmir. The Six groups, 5 from Azad Jammu and Kashmir and one consisting of Kashmiri Diaspora, will take part in KPL. The groups are Muzaffarabad Tigers, Mirpur Royals, Kotli Panthers, Rawalakot Hawks, Bagh Stallions and Abroad Warriors.
The official website of the cricketing event has also been launched. The Kashmir Premier League – is also branded as KPL20 via the website KPL20 (Kashmir Premier League – KPL20). Main sponsors are the Government of the State of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, The Cutting Edge Group, PCB and Geo Super.
It will likely be a 10 days main cricketing occasion scheduled from 1st April 2021 to 10th April 2021 in Muzaffarabad, Mirpur and Rawalpindi. On the launching ceremony, President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan mentioned Kashmiri persons are sports activities lovers and this occasion will probably be one other platform for Kashmiri youth to point out their expertise. He assured that his authorities will present all potential help and cooperation for the profitable conduct of the occasion.
The official emblem titled “Khelo Azadi Say” was additionally unveiled on the opening ceremony.
Former Captain Pakistan Cricket Workforce Shahid Afridi, on the event was happy over the launch of the KPL.
The official website of the event says that the league is designed to provide the young Cricket talent of AJK with a quality platform through which they can exhibit their skill and will be showcased all around the world with the involvement Pakistan international players as well helping us raise the community spirit among people of Azad Jammu & Kashmir through providing the global recognition to the culture of the region bestowed with natural magnificence and landscapes manifesting the alluring geography and culture of AJK in addition to the proliferation of sports in the region letting us promote tourism of the region and making international and national stakeholders to invest in the region.