Afridi Joins Lahore Qalandars
Former Pakistani captain and veteran all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi has joined Lahore Qalandars on Saturday as their icon player for the upcoming edition of Abu Dhabi T10 League, starting from January 28 to February 6 next year at Zayed Cricket Stadium.
The CEO and owner of Lahore Qalandars Atif Rana made the announcement in a press talk at Lahore Press Club on Saturday and he said that the biggest news today that I would like to share with you is that for the next season, Shahid Afridi will be our icon player.
Shahid Afridi Statement
Shahid Afridi expressed excitement over his inclusion in the Lahore Qalandar team as an icon player. He said, “I am really honored to become a part of the Qalandars franchise.”
“League cricket is not just about playing one month of high-quality cricket. I believe the core purpose of the competition is to nurture young talent. In that regard, I think there is no franchise better than Lahore Qalandars because they’ve done a lot of work off the field in bringing forward the young talent,” Afridi added.
Aqib Javed Statement
Lahore Qalandars coach Aqib Javed was also very excited to have a veteran all-rounder in the Qalandars team for the upcoming edition of the 10-over competition. He said that there is no icon player bigger than Shahid Afridi, he can fill the stadium alone.