KARACHI: Karachi Kings’ talent hunt program, Khiladi Ki Khoj saw the last day of open trials on October 6, Thursday. Thousands of young cricketers aged from 16 to 23 years appeared in trials. The selection panel comprised of Rashid Latif, Saleem Yousuf, Iqbal Qasim and Jalaluddin shortlisted a number of players.
There were many uniquely talented cricketers featured the talent hunt. One of such players that appeared on the last day of open trials was Matloob Quraishi, who came all the way from Multan to be a participate in Khiladi Ki Khoj. Quraishi is disabled from one hand, but, he is still a brilliant batsman.
The batsman, who is a part of Pakistan’s disabled team, said, “If you have the passion to achieve anything, then no disability can come in your way.”
Rashid Latif seems to be quite happy with the way things have gone during the talent hunt campaign and revealed that they have shortlisted more than 200 players in four days.
“We have shortlisted around 200 to 250 players so far,” told Rashid Latif in ARY News’ program, Sports room. “We will conduct the trials of shortlisted players on Friday and will select six to eight players from them,” he further said.
Karachi Kings’ team manager, Naved Rasheed also talked to the host of Sports Room, Najeeb-ul-Hasnain and shared the experience of holding the biggest talent hunt program of the country and discussed some future plans.
“It was very tough, thousands of young cricketers came in on the first day of trials and it was tough to accommodate them, but, how we have done it, it is in front of all,” he said. “None of the candidates faced any difficulty, we accommodated them all in enclosures and tried to facilitate them in every possible way,” he added.
He also revealed that Karachi Kings fans should look forward to Friday as some surprises are on their way.
“Karachi Kings’ fans should be ready, there are many surprises coming for them,” he revealed. “Karachi Kings will hopefully fulfil all their fans’ expectations this time,” he concluded.