If the reports are correct, we’ll be seeing Chinese cricket players in Peshawar Zalmi in the third season of Pakistan Super League being held next year. The announcement was made by the representative of China, Amir Suhail Afridi on Sunday.
There are at least two players expected to join the team. According to reports, the two have already been selected for the team and are now waiting for a formal contract to be signed when Javed Afridi, the franchise owner will be visiting China next month.
The Pakistani community is trying to promote cricket in China where the youth have shown a strong interest in learning the game. For this, Pakistani authorities have even held a number of different cricket matches in China to help introduce the game to the public.
The next step in this promotion will have Pakistani coaches heading to school and colleges to promote cricket. The aim is to open doors for Pakistani sports goods to be sold in China.
Pakistani sports goods are already quite recognized all over the world and China is the next major market where the country can easily leverage the sports goods market.
Pakistan Super League Season 3
Pakistan Super League season 3 will be held at the beginning of next year and it is already looking strong with the recently added Multan Sultan franchise to the league. The draft for the third season is expected to be held in the coming few months.