Peshawar Zalmi KKR News
LAHORE: Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi on Thursday retracted an earlier claim
that Peshawar Zalmi would play a series of T20 matches with Shah Rukh Khan-owned
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) following KKR denies any such talks.
After KKR’s official twitter account called the reports ‘false’, Afridi also said earlier
media reports were ‘just speculations’.
Earlier in the day, it was reported that Javed Afridi had been congratulated by KKR owner
Shah Rukh Khan for winning the Pakistan Super League final, and that Khan had suggested a T20 series between the Knight Riders and Zalmi.
Afridi had claimed: “Shah Rukh congratulated me and suggested a T20 series between Kolkata Knight Riders and Peshawar Zalmi.”
However, Kolkata Knight Riders’ official Twitter handle quickly dismissed the reports as “false” and said that “no such exchange took place”.
On Wednesday, Afridi had accepted an invitation from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for the Zalmi team to visit Kabul in summer this year.
In an attempt to share their happiness this year, the franchise had flown a group of children from the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital to Dubai, to watch the opening ceremony and some of the PSL matches in Dubai.