The third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), scheduled to be held early next year (2018) can currently have representation from China as well.
The present PSL champions, Peshawar Zalmi, have signed 2 Chinese players, Jian Li and Yufei Zhang.
There was a ceremony held at the Chinese Embassy to draft players into Peshawar Zalmi outfit.
Chairman of the Zalmi franchise Javed Afridi said that China and Pakistan’s collaboration encompassed over infrastructure, research project, trade and technology while talking to the media after the ceremony.
The exchange of cultural values, as well as sport, is equally necessary in further reinforcing the bond between our 2 nations, he said.
He additionally went onto to feature that Peshawar Zalmi wasn’t only pleased to assist top quality facilities, coaching and mentoring of cricketers in China.
However also in providing them with a platform to recognize their talent and encourage them to achieve international recognition.
China has both men’s and women’s cricket teams, each of whom have taken part in some international tournaments however have so far didn’t build a mark and haven’t received international recognition.
These 2 players – Jian Li and Yufei Zhang have played for China.
Peshawar Zalmi are the present holders of the PSL title. they’re captained by the flamboyant West Indies stronghold Darren Sammy, who is supporetd by star players like Hafeez, Dilshan, Eoin Morgan, Shakib Al Hasan and many others.