Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi is set to play for Kathmandu Kings XI (KKXI) in Nepal’s Everest Premier League (EPL), which will take place at the Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground in Kathmandu from September 25 to October 9.
Afridi, a 41-year-old belligerent batsman and talented leg-spinner with significant of international experience, has played in many leagues for Pakistan and international clubs.
He has appeared in 27 Tests, 398 One-Day Internationals, and 99 Twenty20 Internationals.
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“Shahid Afridi is a legendary sports figure, and many modern cricketers look up to him as the greatest cricketer of all time. We understand that Nepalese cricket fans revere him as a great cricketer, and we are delighted and honoured to announce that world-renowned cricketer Shahid Afridi would be playing for Kathmandu King XI,” KKXI owner Rohit Gupta told cricnepal.com.
Afridi has also played in the Indian Premier League, Pakistan Super League, Big Bash League, Caribbean Premier League, and Bangladesh Premier League, to name a few.
On Monday, KKXI, one of the six franchises competing in the event, introduced Afridi as their season’s biggest signing.
“Many congrats to Kathmandu Kings XI for securing a great player like Shahid Afridi to play for Kings XI,” Everest Premier League CEO Aamir Akhtar remarked.