LAHORE: Pakistan Super League’s number one brand Peshawar Zalmi has announced the launch of ‘Madrasa Cricket League’ which will be held shortly.
“The main aim of this league is to promote peace and interfaith harmony among the youth,” Peshawar Zalmi Chairman Javed Khan Afridi said here on Friday.
“After launching Pakistan’s first school league and the Global league, Peshawar Zalmi will be holding Madrasa Cricket League in collaboration with the Zalmi Foundation and the World Council of Religions. The first phase of Madrasa league will be played in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) with 10 teams taking part.
With the launch of another innovative cricket league, Peshawar Zalmi has proved that it is not only a cricket franchise, it is a long-term ideology built on the foundation of promoting sports in the region and to empower the youth of the KP through the initiatives of Zalmi Foundation.
He said, “Through sports, the message of peace and prosperity can be spread throughout the world.”
Through this league, the students of the madrasas will be diverted towards cricket and with this, they will also be exposed to religious conferences that will help them in enhancing their knowledge, Javed Afridi said.
In the first phase of the league, following teams will take part: Al-Haq Smashers, Al-Maqasid Fighters, Al-Hilal Challengers, Al-Nasr Swingers, Al-Wahda Hitters, Al-Wasl Supernovas, Al-Noor All-Rounders, Al-Khair Riders, Al-Muttahidoon Creatives and Al-Ittehad Peace builder.
After phase one in the KP, the league will be spread throughout other provinces of the country where there will be a final between the best madrasa teams.