Pakistan Super League franchise, Arif Habib hosted a send off ceremony for Karachi Kings’ players at Naya Nazimabad, Karachi ahead of the second edition of the Pakistan Super League.
Karachi Kings’ owner and the CEO of ARY Network Mr. Salman Iqbal along with the Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah and other dignitaries were present at the venue for the event.
Mr. Salman Iqbal said while addressing the event that Pakistan Super League is expected to be a mega event. He highlighted that the franchise has included new faces in the squad this time, which is encouraging for young cricketers.
“Pakistan Super League has become the second best league of the world in just one season,” said Salman Iqbal.
“People were not sure that if PSL would be successful , they were not much interested in the league as there were only seven bidders for the team, but it has grown to a level that Pakistan should be proud of,” he added.
“The most important thing about this year’s PSL is emerging players,” he said. “These young guys will play beside Chris Gayle and bowl to Brendon McCullum, PSL will make their dream come true.”
Mr. Salman Iqbal said Pakistan will be the victorious, irrespective of who wins the PSL. Cricket is the only sport in the country that binds Pakistanis together.
“Karachi is not my team I am saying it again, this team belongs to Karachi, this city is its owner, watch Karachi King’s matches together and support them,” he concluded.
Murad Ali Shah also expressed his best wishes for Karachi Kings and stated that he will look to bring PSL final to Karachi next year and see the team win in their home ground, National Stadium.
He further said that he will talk to Pakistan Cricket Board and the Prime Minister of the country, who is also the Patron-in-Chief, to bring back international cricket in the country.