Zalmi backed ‘FATA Super League’ set to kick off on April 3

Peshawar Zalmi
Peshawar Zalmi were crowned the PSL champions earlier this year. — AFP/File
Shukriya Pakistan

‘Fata Super League’ is set to kick off in four stadiums of the tribal region, said a press release by Peshawar Zalmi, the organisers of the event.

The Pakistan Super League champions have been active in promoting cricket and unearthing cricketing talent from the backward areas of the country.

Javed Afridi, owner of the franchise, said the league will give an excellent opportunity to talented cricketers from the area.

He added that the purpose of the league will be to promote the positive and peaceful image of Fata.

“Success of this T20 league will bring more normality to the area,” said the franchise owner.

“Top cricketers including Salman Butt, Umar Amin, Mohammad Rizwan and others will add value to the event”, the statement added.

“The league will be fully supported by the Pakistan Army and the politicians.”

Fata Super League will have participation from 24 teams and 67 matches will be played during the 11-day league, added the statement from Zalmi.

Winning team will be awarded Rs0.6 million while the runner-ups will get Rs0.3 million.