Pakistan Super League 2018 to see two Chinese cricketers turning out for Peshawar Zalmi

China has both men and women cricket teams, which took part in some international tournaments but have so far failed to make a mark.

PTI, August 20, 2017

Beijing: Two Chinese cricketers have been drafted to play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in 2018, giving a boost to the fledgling sport in China.

The two players of China national cricket team will represent Peshawar Zalmi in the next edition PSL, Pakistan's official news agency APP reported on Sunday.

File photo of Pakistan Super League. AFP

Representational image. AFP

China has both men and women cricket teams, which took part in some international tournaments but have so far failed to make a mark.

The players have already been selected from the Chinese national team and a formal contract will be signed by the head of Peshawar Zalmi, Javed Afridi during his visit to Beijing next month, the report said.

Also, a proposal has been made to the Pakistan Cricket Board to make China a neutral venue for Pakistan cricket team matches instead of UAE and other countries, the report said.

A number of international cricket teams refused to play in Pakistan due to concerns over security.

However, Sri Lanka is expected to play a T20 match in Pakistan in September, eight years after its national team was attacked by terrorists in 2009 Lahore.

Updated Date: Aug 20, 2017





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