Shah Rukh Khan, the owner of KKR – an Indian Premier League franchise has suggested a three-match series between his team and Peshawar Zalmi at a neutral venue, possibly in Dubai or London, The News reported.
After Javed Afridi sent positive vibes to India by inviting the IPL franchise owners to the Lahore Pakistan Super League final; looks like it might just pay off.
Bollywood super star and the co-owner of KKR congratulated Zalmi owner Javed Afridi and offered a series between the winners of T20 leagues, if governments of India and Pakistan permitted.
Javed Afridi disclosed this development and despite the heightened tension between the two rivals, he appears to be hopeful for the series.
Javed Afridi said he received congratulatory messages from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Kapoor, and Gulshan Grover.
Afridi said, Shah Rukh called me and asked to convince Pakistan government for a series and he would talk to Indian government.
Talking to the media, Javed Afridi also said that, “President Ghani has invited Peshawar Zalmi to visit Kabul, which we have accepted and would meet the president in summer this year. All the big names including Shahid Afridi would be with us.”
Zalmi can play a role to bring peace between Afghanistan and Pakistan and cricket has the power to bring the people of two countries closer, Afridi said.