Peshawar Zalmi’s owner bids for a franchise in hockey league


KARACHI: As Pakistan Hockey Federation is planning to hold the first hockey league of Pakistan later this year, sources revealed that the owner of PSL franchise Peshawar Zalmi has put a bid for a team in the league.

The source told, “The owner of the PSL franchise, Peshawar Zalmi has offered a bid for the event and he is upbeat about it.”

Peshawar Zalmi had one of the largest fan following during the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League and the franchise owner is constantly working for the betterment of cricket in Peshawar and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

PHF must be feeling confident after seeing the success of first season of the PSL. The federation are contacting and negotiating with the top notch international players to come and play in Pakistan.

The hockey federation is absolutely determined to hold the tournament in Pakistan, “There will be no point in staging the national league abroad, we are confident to host the Pakistan hockey league in the country”, said the secretary of the PHF, Shahbaz Ahmed.

Shahbaz also unveiled that the process of bidding is underway and they are getting an overwhelming response, “We have been receiving bids from interested parties and will award the contract to the best party in due course”, Shahbaz Ahmed said.

Some time back, the PHF authorities announced that players will be divided into five categories, Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Emerging.

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