PSL owner seeks Anurag Thakur's approval for setting up matches against IPL teams
Javed Afridi, the owner of PSL franchise Peshawar Zalmi, on Friday met BCCI president Anurag Thakur and sought his approval for PSL teams to play against the IPL sides.
New Delhi: Javed Afridi, the owner of Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Peshawar Zalmi, on Friday met BCCI president Anurag Thakur and sought his approval for PSL teams to play against the Indian Premier League sides.
Afridi, a Pakistani businessman, dropped in at Thakur's residence for the meeting. He also presented the jersey of Peshawar Zalmi to Thakur.
After Uri attack in September, Thakur had said that resumption of cricketing ties between the two countries was out of question.
Afridi, however, sounded positive after his meeting with the BCCI chief.
"Such events will help promote peace between the two countries," Afridi was quoted as saying by the Pakistani media. He further suggested that the matches between PSL and IPL teams can be held at neutral venues.
Afridi also revealed that is he in touch with the owners of some IPL teams.
"We are in touch with them to play some matches between PSL and IPL teams, but for that we will need the approval of BCCI," Afridi added.
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