KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi, a popular franchise of the Pakistan Super League, on Monday named Arab News Pakistan as its media partner for the tournament’s fifth edition, the owner of the cricket team said.
Pakistan’s inaugural national cricket league, launched in 2016, has been an unexpected success, even though many of the matches have been played in the UAE due to security risks. This is the first year all matches of the series will be played in Pakistan.
“Our partnership with Arab News Pakistan is a great thing and we will continue to extend cooperation to each other for the promotion of cricket in the future,” Javed Afridi, the owner of Peshawar Zalmi, said.
“Coverage by Arab News will further boost the excitement of fans. We are really excited to have this international media partnership with Arab News Pakistan, which is one of the credible news sources for the readers across the globe,” Afridi added.
The South Asian nation had largely been starved of international cricket since the 2009 attack on a bus ferrying Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore which killed eight Pakistanis as well as wounding six players and a British coach. The incident forced Pakistan to play home matches in the United Arab Emirates and led foreign players to refuse to play on Pakistani soil.