MUZAFFARABAD: The Chief Executive officer and Co-Owner of Mirpur Royals, Kashmir Premier League (KPL) Adil Waheed Sunday said that the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) is not only addition in the T20 cricket but also an opportunity to show this beautiful land of breathtaking valleys and tremendous potential of youth and local cricketers.
In a statement today, Adil Waheed said that sports bring countries and their people closer. It should be the choice of players to choose where to play. Healthy completion between playing countries and players always brings positivity and goodwill. Sports and politics should be kept separate.
Adil Waheed said that good competitive cricket of international standard and a lot of fun for the spectators and viewers. Definitely by the end of the tournament, some good quality young emerging cricketers will come into limelight with good prospects of playing at international level.
He said that primarily the KPL will help in projection of the beautiful land rich in nature and culture. Other than that, KPL will give recognition to the young local talent by providing them a bigger platform to perform and show their abilities to be known at national and international level.
The KPL CEO said for the people of Kashmir, this tournament will bring a positive and refreshing impact and will let them showcase their culture and hospitality to the visitors and guests coming from different parts of Pakistan and from other countries. Kashmir has great potential of tourism and KPL will help in promoting the tourism. Additionally, KPL will help in image building of Kashmir.
“We have outlined a plan for post first edition. However, at the moment we concentrating more on the tournament. The management of Mirpur Royals will sit together after the tournament to determine a way forward as far as the player’s development and grooming is concerned. Our management will analyse the team performance and identify the areas for improvement and also to deal with lessons learned during the tournament,” he further added.
Adil Waheed siad that the KPL will showcase the local talent to the world and the government. Despite various challenges and lacking of playing grounds and facilities, there is great potential in youth to excel in cricket and other sports to promote their homeland and its features.