Karachi Kings — Sindh Ke Shehzade Cricket Tournament kicks off today
KARACHI: Inaugural ceremony of ‘Karachi Kings — Sindh Ke Shehzade Cricket Tournament’ was held at Naya Nazimabad cricket stadium on Sunday.
Sindh Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah, Karachi Kings President Shahid Afridi, Karachi Kings Team Director Rashid Latif, ARY Digital Network Group Director Mehboob Abdul Rauf, Karachi Kings CEO Tariq Wasi, Team Manager Naveed Rasheed were also present on this occasion.
Five teams, comprised of 75 players, will vie for the trophy from September 9 to 14. HSJ Nawabshah Ke Shehzade, Igloo Sukkur Ke Shehzade, Bridge Power Hyderabad Ke Shehzade, Hawk Mirpurkhas Ke Shehzade and Homage Karachi Ke Shehzade are the teams participating in the tournament.
Homage Karachi and Bridge Power Hyderabad locked horns in the inaugural match today.
Pakistan’s former all-rounder Shahid Afridi lauded Rashid Latif’s efforts, while addressing the opening ceremony of Karachi Kings’ tournament Sindh Ke Shehzade, for holding open trials in Sindh and unearth precious cricketing talent from the province.
Rashid Latif held trials in different parts of Sindh along with his team to find the hidden talent there, one of the discovered talented players, Mushtaq Kalhoro also featured Karachi Kings in PSL 3.
Shahid Afridi said that he always wondered why Pakistan’s national side did not feature players from Sindh, but Karachi Kings’ efforts will promote cricketers from that part of Pakistan to play at the highest level.
“I wished to work in Sindh, because all of the players in Pakistan national team are from either Punjab, KPK or Karachi,” stated Shahid Afridi.
“I want to stand here and clap myself for Rashid Bhai for the way he has worked in Sindh, he and his team have worked extremely well. I remember them carrying out trials in different parts of the province in summers, covering different cities in such weather with almost no facilities is commendable,” he went on to say.
After talking to the ceremony, Shahid Afridi inaugurated the tournament, Sindh Ke Shehzade, by facing a delivery at Naya Nazimabad cricket stadium.