Former international cricketer Shahid Khan Afridi has called for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) to expand its reach to Muzaffarabad and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Currently in Quetta for a special appearance with the Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 8's exhibition match, Afridi praised the efforts of the PCB, the Balochistan government, and security forces in bringing the league to the city.
"Today is a big day for Quetta. I am happy to see the smiles on the faces of the people here," said Afridi. "PSL is Pakistan's brand and it should be taken to all cities. After Quetta, PSL's umbrella should be expanded to Muzaffarabad and Azad Jammu and Kashmir."
The former all-rounder also emphasized the need to support and provide opportunities to the local talent in Quetta, where he has been working with his foundation to uncover and develop young athletes.
"There is a lot of talent in Quetta, not just in cricket, but in boxing and football as well," he said. "These young people need support and opportunities. I will do my best to highlight this city and its people."
Afridi made his ODI debut in 1996, playing his last international match in Quetta, where he scored 28 runs and took a wicket. As one of the star players in the current exhibition match in Quetta, he is poised to bring the city and its talented athletes into the spotlight.
The star all-rounder is determined to use his platform to bring attention to the hidden gems in Quetta and to encourage the expansion of the PSL to other cities in the country. By doing so, he hopes to provide more opportunities for young athletes and to bring joy to more fans across Pakistan.