Thursday, September 14, 2017

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World X1 tour of Pakistan turned into a reunion for Zalmi’s domestic and international players By: Khurram Zia Khan

Star players belonging to the reigning PSL Champions Peshawar Zalmi have gathered here on the historic occasion of World XI tour of Pakistan, including Darren Sammy and Tamim Iqbal, part of the touring World X1.

The Chairman of Peshawar Zalmi, Javed Afridi, invited Sammy and his team for lunch. Peshawar Zalmi players based in Pakistan graced the occasion and the lunch turned into a reunion, with lot of fond memories of the PSL’s final being cherished. 
Chairman of Peshawar Zalmi, Javed Afridi exchanging pleasantries with Andy Flower
Javed Afridi while expressing his views at this occasion stated that the World XI tour to Pakistan was a major step towards revival of international cricket in Pakistan. He once again thanked Darren Sammy, Dawid Malan, Chris Jordan and Marlon Samuels for their support during difficult times and also elaborated how their arrival for the PSL final paved the way for further international cricket in Pakistan.
Darren Sammy said he is very happy to be part of World X1 and the Peshawar Zalmi’s reunion is the perfect icing on the cake. He stated, “We did really well as a team in PSL 2 and we are looking forward to continue performing well in PSL 3 also.” 
Along with Darren Sammy, The “Zalmi Express”, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Tamim Iqbal and coach Muhammad Akram also attended the event. Hashim Amla, Andy Flower,Waqar Younis, Imad Wasim, Babar Azam & Umar Amin were also present at the occasion.

After the two matches, series is tied 1-1 and Pakistan will now lock horns with World X1 for the series deciding encounter on 15th September 

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