The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) provincial government has agreed to invite the Afghanistan team to Peshawar for a cricket series.
Taimur Jhagra, the finance minister of KP, stated in this regard that the city is safe for foreign players and that a match is therefore necessary to project a favourable image.
Jhagra added that Hayatabad Cricket Stadium is prepared to host matches while Arbab Niaz Stadium is very close to completion. Ramiz Raja, the former chairman of the PCB, claimed earlier this month that foreign players weren’t ready to visit the provincial capital.
Owner of Peshawar Zalmi Javed Afridi disagreed with Ramiz’s statement, saying it would leave a bad impression on the globe. Javed Afridi boycotted the Board of Governors meeting last week and the PSL 8 draught ceremony in Karachi.
Days afterwards, Javed Afridi made the commitment to do everything in his power to bring international cricket back to the provincial capital.
As a native of our land, Afridi promised the residents of Peshawar and KP (Khyber Afridi tweeted, “Being a son of this land, I guarantee the people of Peshawar and KP [Khyber Pakhtunkhwa] that we would invite all our foreign stars to play in Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium.”