Karachi: The Sindh Premier League (SPL) has been launched to provide opportunities to cricket talent in remote villages and cities of Sindh. The announcement of starting the Sindh Premier League, SPL will be held in the month of June, the opening ceremony of the SPL was held in the auditorium of the Sindh Assembly. Provincial Minister for Information, Transport and Mass Sharjeel Inam Memon, Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Special Assistant to Sindh Chief Minister Arbab Lotfullah, Coordinator of Sindh Chief Minister Shahzad Memon participated in the ceremony.
World famous Pakistani cricket stars Shahid Afridi as brand ambassador and Abdul Razzaq as mentor participated in the event. Addressing the ceremony, Provincial Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon said that today is a proud day for Sindh province, that SPL is starting from Sindh province. He said that it is a big thing that SPL is going to start under the patronage of national hero Shahid Afridi. He said that Sindh has given big names like Javed Miandad, Shahid Afridi, Zaheer Abbas in cricket. He said that talent from village and Goth will emerge from Sindh Premier League. This is our project,
Sindh government will take full ownership of it. Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that Arbab Lutfullah, Special Assistant to Chief Minister of Sindh for Sports, is working hard. He said that Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah have supported the league, SPL will give an opportunity to talent from the villages of Sindh to advance. Arbab Lutfullah, Special Assistant to the Chief Minister of Sindh for Sports, while addressing the event, said that the motto of the Sindh government is to provide entertainment and business to the people of the province.
He said that the aim of SPL is to produce cricket players in different districts of Sindh. Our priority is to build cricket infrastructure and establish institutions in remote areas of the province. SPL brand ambassador Shahid Afridi said that he is very happy with the start of the league. I tried hard to work for the development of cricket in Sindh, but was disappointed. He said that now SPL has taken a big initiative, it will bring out talent. SPL Mentor Abdul Razzaq said that the purpose of Sindh Premier League is the development of cricket.
On this occasion, SPL President Malik Arif said that there are few opportunities for cricket players in remote areas of Sindh. Unfortunately, only one Shahnawaz Dhani has emerged from Sindh, there are twenty such Shahnawaz Dhani, he said that 10 thousand job opportunities will be created from SPL in the next ten years. Sindh Premier League will start from Karachi. The scope of which will be spread throughout Sindh. The second season of SPL will be held in Hyderabad next year. 6 Franchises for Sindh Premier League have been made. Which includes Karachi Ghazis, Hyderabad Bahadurs, Benazirabad Reds, Sukkur Patriots, Mirpokhas Tigers and Larkana Challengers. Chairman SPL Malik Aslam said that SPL will not only promote the youth of Sindh, but will also provide an opportunity to highlight the culture of Sindh. SPL’s various franchise kits were also unveiled on the occasion of the event.
Report by. Maqsood Ahmed