Former captain of Pakistan team and star player Shahid Afridi is headed to Canada after a very long time to play cricket. Afridi is taking part in the Global T20 Canada League that started yesterday in Toronto.
The league has other star players from across the world including Darren Sammy, Dwayne Bravo, Chris Gayle, Lasith Malinga. These star players will serve as captains of the 6 teams.
Afridi will captain Edmonton Royals who will face Toronto Nationals on June 30, Saturday.
In a Tweet, Afridi asked his fans to buy tickets and come to support his team and cricket in general.
The Global T20 Canada league will have 22 matches with the first match taking place on 28th June all the way to July 15.
More about Global T20 Canada league
Global T20 Canada league is a new T20 cricket league that just started in Canada. It is managed by Cricket Canada and has 6 teams in total.
The teams include Toronto Nationals, Cricket West Indies B Team, Edmonton Royals, Montreal Tigers, Winnipeg Hawks, Vancouver Knights.
Teams of Global T20 League
The 6 teams participating in the tournament are as follows:
CWI Representative Team
Pakistani players in Global T20 League
Apart from Shahid Afridi, 10 other Pakistani players have been signed in the league including:
Edmonton Royals: Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Tanvir, Asif Ali, Hasan Khan, Agha Salman
Toronto Nationals: Kamran Akmal, Rumman Raees, Usama Mir, Hussain Talat
Montreal Tigers: Mohammad Hafeez
Global T20 League Schedule, Live Stream, and Broadcasting
The Global T20 League can be seen in Pakistan on Geo Sports on TV or on Cricingif.
Here is the complete schedule of the league: