Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi. (Picture by ARIF ALI/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

Veteran cricketers Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Javed Miandad, and two-time T20 World Cup-winning skipper Darren Sammy have been appointed mentors for the primary version of the Pakistan Junior League (PJL), slated to be held on the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore from October 1 to fifteen.

The senior cricketers can be a part of the workforce dug-outs as they give the impression of being to organize for the event, which can be performed in the course of the backend of the Pakistan collection in opposition to England. To notice, the Three Lions will face the house workforce Pakistan in a T20I collection that can conclude on October 2.

I’m an enormous advocate of investing sooner or later: Afridi mentioned after being named as a mentor in PJL

“I’m an enormous advocate of investing sooner or later. If T20 cricket is a automobile to advertise and develop cricket and determine younger expertise, then we have to create alternatives and provide you with novel concepts to unearth hidden expertise, and guarantee their expertise and performances are duly seen and subsequently rewarded,” Afridi was quoted by ESPNCricinfo.
“Working because the mentor of a facet comprising youngsters can be a brand new expertise for me. I’m completely excited and looking out ahead to enjoying my half in serving to these energetic and skillful cricketers obtain the zenith of glory. I’ve no doubts with the abundance of expertise we’ve got, this event will be capable of determine, not less than, half a dozen cricketers who might be nurtured and developed into star cricketers, who can then go on to shoulder the expectations and hopes of thousands and thousands of cricket followers and followers,” he added.
Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy additionally supported the idea of PJL and felt that it’s going to assist the younger cricketers. “I’m happy to have been awarded with the chance to be concerned within the inaugural Pakistan Junior League. I’m absolutely behind the idea and imagine it can help in figuring out and fast-tracking excellent cricketers,” mentioned Darren Sammy.
The event can be performed on a single league foundation with the highest 4 groups qualifying for the playoffs. The highest-two qualifying groups will tackle one another within the Qualifier match with the winner qualifying for the ultimate. The workforce dropping within the qualifier will get a second flip to progress to the ultimate match the place it can play in opposition to the winner of Eliminator 1 between the number-three and 4 ranked sides.



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