Javed Afridi, PSL Owner, proposes a IPL vs PSL fundraiser match

Javed Afridi, PSL Owner, proposes a IPL vs PSL fundraiser match

Javed Afridi, PSL Owner, proposes a IPL vs PSL fundraiser match (Pic Source : IPLT20.com)

Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most successful tournaments the Cricket has ever witnessed. The franchise league, which was started by BCCI after team India’s win in inaugural T20 World Cup, now stands as World’s best Cricket League after 12 years of its inception. The unprecedented success of IPL not only inspired other cricketing nations to start their own premier leagues but also help the game reach every corner of the world.

In the 13 years, many other leagues like BBL, PSL, CPL also gained popularity. On Tuesday, Javed Afridi, owner of a PSL franchise Peshawar Zalmi, proposed an interesting idea on twitter. Writing a tweet, Afridi asked the fans about their opinion on organising an exhibition match between the IPL and PSL franchises. Afridi also suggested that apart from some exciting cricket action, the match will also be helpful in raising fund for COVID-19 patients.

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As excepted, a number of fans and cricketers come in the support of novel idea, asking Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to consider the proposal. Former Ireland cricketer Niall O’Brien went one step further in his response as he demanded to restart now-defunct Champions League T20.

But as far as the IPL vs PSL fundraiser is concerned, the match looks far from possible due to the increased political tension between the two nations. India and Pakistan don’t play bilateral series from a long time and these teams either meet at World Cups or at multi-nation tournaments.

The 13th season of the IPL is currently being held in the UAE after six months long delay. On the other hand, the 5th season of the PSL will resume from November 14 at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium after Covid-19 postponed all the knockout matches in March earlier this year.

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