BEIJING: Two Chinese cricketers, selected by Peshawar Zalmi for its squad for the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 Cricket Cup, being played in Dubai, would join the team on Thursday.
The cricketers, Jian Li and Yufie Zhang, would join the other players at the Zalmi’s Camp at the Dubai International Stadium, Amir Suhail Afridi, China Representative of Peshawar Zalmi told APP.
Both the players were included by Peshawar Zalmi in its squad in an effort to promote cricket in China, he said and added, ‘We will provide them a platform to recognize their talent and motivate them to achieve international recognition."
The matches of the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) are currently underway at Dubai with a glitzy opening ceremony on February 22.
Meanwhile, Amir Suhail Afridi informed that China Zalmi team has won the Global Zalmi League this month organized by the franchise under its "Global Zalmi" a fan-based league of cricket enthusiasts with representative Zalmi clubs in over 16 countries around the world.
The China Zalmi was represented by cricketers from China, the majority of them were selected from the Pakistani Community Keqiao (PCK).
All the teams were divided into four groups and the China Zalmi remained unbeaten in its three league matches before the quarter-final and final. Subsequently, it won the title.
Head of Peshawar Zalmi, Javed Afridi not only gave a cash award of US$ 10,000 to the winning team but also allowed its two players to participate in the practice session with the senior team players.
He expressed the confidence that China Zalmi win would help promote cricket among the Chinese youth.