Shahid Afridi to join Qatar’s T10 Cricket League as a brand ambassador.
The Qatar Cricket Association has announced that the Qatar premier T10 Cricket League (QPL) which is to be played in the Gulf country with four to six teams this year.
The ex-Captain of Pakistan Shahid Afridi has been taken for the tournament as the brand ambassador.
The Qatar Cricket Association President—Yousef Jeham al-Khuwari said that he would like to announce that the Qatar Cricket Association would be organizing a T10 professional league competition towards the end of this year. He further added that the faltering dates would be around November or December.
He also said that they already have the approval from the International Cricket Council—ICC. The QCA President also said that their intention is to have nearly 4-6 teams, which as many as 8 professional players from overseas, and 3 domestic players. He further added that it would be a great chance for the Qatar players to perform alongside and against some of the experienced international players, which in turn would assist both the association and players in getting to the next stage.
As per Gulf Times, Al-Kuwari said that the Association had spoken to the ex-Pakistan team captain—Shahid Afridi to come on board as a brand ambassador and that the popular all-rounder, known across the world as one of the best players of the cricket world, resulting in getting him the title of Boom Boom Afridi had agreed.
With the approval of the first few initial steps taken, Al-Kuwairi said that the hard work to host a successful tournament would start now.
He also said that honestly, it would be challenging. He added that the first season especially would be tough and not everything would be smooth operating however this is the time to build trust among all the stakeholders for the future.