Digital Desk, Muzaffarabad. Pakistan is going to start cricket politics through a tournament in its occupied Kashmir. The name of this tournament is Kashmir Premier League which will be held from 6 to 16 August. The 6 franchises will include Bagh Stallions, Mirpur Royals, Muzaffarabad Tigers, Overseas Warriors, Kotli Lions and Rawalkot Hawks. Many marquee players will also be a part of this league which will surely grab the attention of the people.
Other retired stars including Tillakaratne Dilshan, Matt Prior and Monty Panesar will join KPL. Apart from these players, current Pakistan players like Shadab Khan, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed will also be a part of it. All these players have been bought by Bagh Stallions. Shadab will lead the team. On the other hand, Owais Shah, Sharjeel Khan, Khushdil Shah and Mohammad Irfan have been bought by Mirpur Royals, which will be led by Shoaib Malik.
Apart from Mohammad Hafeez, Sohail Tanvir and Sohaib Maqsood, former Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan is in Muzaffarabad Tigers. Monty Panesar is part of the Fakhar Zaman-led Kotli Lions, who have performed brilliantly in the Road Safety Challenge series. Kamran Akmal, Asif Ali and leg-spinner Usman Qadir are also in this team.
Former England wicketkeeper Matt Prior will play for the Rawalcott Hawks, which will be captained by Shahid Afridi. Mohammad Hasnain, Ahmed Shehzad and Hussain Talat will also play under Afridi’s captaincy. While the Overseas Warriors will be captained by Imad Wasim. It also includes players like South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs, Haider Ali and Azam Khan.
Pakistan claims that it will broadcast this league all over the world. The organizers said that all the matches will be organized at the cricket stadium in Muzaffarabad. Along with Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan is also a part of India. Pakistan has illegally occupied these areas. To show his authority over these parts, he adopts various tactics. If experts are to be believed, then this series is also a part of it.