The smallest of the steps can lead to the greatest of achievements at times. This is what happened in Peshawar yesterday. We all know that Peshawar Zalmi Foundation is trying hard to bring smiles on people’s faces and making huge sports opportunities for the people of Pakistan.
Peshawar Zalmi foundation in collaboration with ICRC and friends of paraplegics held a sports festival in the city of flowers yesterday. This sports festival was in appropriateness with the world’s disability day. People who are on wheelchairs were also there to attend this mega event in Peshawar.
For the first time, wheelchair tennis match was played and audience encouraged them very well. There was a cricket match played too between FATA Zalmi and KP Zalmi. People enjoyed this sports festival with full enthusiasm.
Chairman Peshawar Zalmi and Peshawar Zalmi Foundation, Mr. Javed Afridi said Disable people are blessed with lot of abilities, need to provide them more opportunities to grow in life. Peshawar Zalmi Foundation will hold such events in future too.
In the cricket match, KP Zalmi won the the match by 12 runs from FATA Zalmi.
Other matches such as badminton, long tennis and table tennis were also played in which disable players participated. At the end of the sports event, prizes were distributed among the players. Peshawar Zalmi’s Director Cricket Operations Muhammad Akram, ICRC’s Patrick Somxysana, Mr Ahmad Abdul Qadir, P&O’s delegate Mr. Denver Graham and Yasin Kamran had the honor of distributing the prizes among the players.
People supported this sports event on social media as well under the hashtag of #AbilityWithDisability and appreciated Peshawar Zalmi Foundation and Javed Afridi for all his efforts toward these initiatives.
Pakistan Super league 2017 champions Peshawar Zalmi is going to host its own Global Zalmi League next year.
PSL franchise Peshawar Zalmi which held Zalmi World Cup before PSL 2 in United Arab Emirates and now this Global Zalmi League before PSL 3. The franchise which enjoys the global fan base is having 16 participant teams from 16 different countries.
The franchise, Peshawar Zalmi owned by Javed Afridi, also announced Global Zalmi team which is selected from last year’s Zalmi World Cup which was held in UAE. This team will consists of young players from across the globe who had participated in major event of Global Zalmi.
Abraash Khan from Canada Zalmi has been appointed as the captain of Global Zalmi team. The team comprises of highly skilled batsmen and top class all rounders, supported by spin bowlers.
- Abraash khan, Captain (Canada Zalmi)
- Junaid Siddiqui (Canada Zalmi)
- Faizan Amin (Melbourne Zalmi)
- Rayyan Pathan (Canada Zalmi)
- Rameez Ahmad (Melbourne Zalmi)
- Sagheer Afridi (Dubai Zalmi)
- Junaid Aziz (China Zalmi)
- Adnan Khan (China Zalmi)
- Mohsin Mattoo (Kashmir Zalmi)
- Sagheer Afridi (Dubai Zalmi)
- Usman Sahar (London zalmi)
- Yatin Arora, Wicket keeper (Canada Zalmi)
- Zeeshan Khan emerging (London Zalmi)
- Jhanzaib Khan emerging (USA Zalmi)
- Zeeshan Rehman emerging (London Zalmi)
Chairman Peshawar Zalmi Mr. Javed Afridi congratulated and appreciated Global Zalmi players dedication and becoming part of the squad. Top 5 players of Global Zalmi League 2018 will practice with Peshawar Zalmi team during PSL as part of GZ development program. Chairman also promised a biggest and better Global Zalmi League.
Brand Manager of Global Zalmi Mr. Iftikhar Ud Din Khattak says Very balanced team with an excellent combination of young attacking batsmen and genuine quick fast bowing supported by leg spin option, bunch of super fit athletes from across the globe. team selection is based on their performance in last year zalmi world cup. emerging category has also been introduced and three players who will be part of playing XI.
Full schedule and other details about Zalmi Super League will be announced in January 2018.