Kashmir Premier League launched with AJK President as chief patron.
The KPL launched at a ceremony held in Islamabad today.
Six teams, five from Azad Jammu and Kashmir and one of Kashmiri Diaspora, will participate in this T-20 format cricket event.
Kashmir Premier League launched
The KPL would commence in Azad Kashmir on April 1 next year.
The teams include: Muzaffarabad Tigers, Mirpur Royals, Kotli Panthers, Rawalakot Hawks, Bagh Stallions and Overseas Warriors.
The official logo titled “Khelo Azadi Say” was also unveiled at the opening ceremony.
While addressing the launching ceremony, President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan said Kashmiri people are sports lovers and this event will be another platform for Kashmiri youth to show their talent.
He assured that his government will provide all possible assistance and cooperation for successful conduct of the event.
Moreover, he thanked Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir for its efforts to highlight Kashmir cause in the world.
He also thanked the committee for KPL as well.
He said Pakistan and Kashmir are not complete without each other.
On request of Chairman Kashmir Committee Shehryar Afridi, the AJK President would supervise the KPL as Patron-in-Chief.
Meanwhile, Shehryar Khan Afridi also spoke during the ceremony.
He said the government of Pakistan and Kashmir Committee will fully support for successful holding of the event because it remains linked with Kashmir.
Furthermore, he said like Pakistan Super League, KPL will also be a success.
Former Captain Pakistan Cricket Team Shahid Afridi also expressed extreme happiness over the launch of the KPL.
He said he feels honored to stay its Brand Ambassador.
Former Bowling Coach of Pakistan Cricket Team Azhar Mahmood also expressed his commitment to work enthusiastically as head coach of KPL.