Prime Minister Imran Khan praised the role of Peshawar Zalmai in the success of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), saying that there was a focus on national sports and a meeting would be held in this regard soon.
According to a statement from the Prime Minister House on social networking site Twitter, Prime Minister Imran Khan discussed issues related to sports during a meeting with Zalmi's owner, Javed Afridi.
According to the statement, the Prime Minister said that 'there is a focus on national sports policy and a meeting will be held soon'.
He said that 'Pakistan Super League Season 5 will have a historic event in Pakistan fully. The role of PSL in cricket's return to the country is important'.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Peshawar Zalmi has played a vital role in the success of Pakistan Super League.
وزیر اعظم عمران خان سے پشاور زلمی کے چیرمین جاوید آفریدی کی ملاقات— Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) January 31, 2020
ملاقات میں اسپورٹس سے متعلقہ امور پر تبادلہ خیال
قومی اسپورٹس پالیسی پر توجہ ہے جلد اجلاس منعقد ہوگا ۔ وزیر اعظم عمران خان
وزیر اعظم پاکستان کا ہاشم آملہ کا پشاور زلمی سے منسلک ہونے پر خوشی کا اظہار pic.twitter.com/UuXmsKbkF2
He expressed happiness over Hashim Amla, a former South African batsman linked to Peshawar Zalmi.
The statement from the media department of Peshawar Zalmi said that the Prime Minister said during the meeting that "a cricketer like Hashim Amla being associated with Peshawar Zalmai is also good news for Pakistan cricket".
Javed Afridi said, "Prime Minister Imran Khan had a detailed discussion on national sports policy and sports improvement in Pakistan and Prime Minister Imran Khan said that there was a focus on national sports policy and a meeting would be held soon, in which sports in Pakistan. Will discuss the improvement of '.
On Prime Minister's comments regarding Hashim Amla, he said that the Prime Minister expressed happiness over Hashim Amla's association with Peshawar Zalmai and said that major cricketers should be associated with the PSL franchise for Pakistan Cricket too. The good news is, and the young players will have the opportunity to learn. '
Earlier, Peshawar Zalmi announced that Hashim Amla will be part of the team as a batting mentor.
Javed Afridi welcomed him and said, "Hashim Amla is a great name for a legendary batsman and world cricket".
Peshawar Zalmi's head coach and director Cricket Mohammad Akram said in his statement that Hashim Amla was happy to be associated with Peshawar Zalmai.
He said, "Peshawar Zalmi offers young cricketers an opportunity to spend time with cricket legends in the PSL every year. The presence of Hashim Amla will give our young cricketers a lot to learn where the batsmen will benefit."
It is thought that all matches of PSL 2020 will be played in Pakistan and this will be the first time in the last 5 years when the first match and final of the league will also be in Pakistan.
The PSL 5 will start on February 20 and for the first time all league matches will be played in Pakistan, including 14 matches at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, 9 matches at Karachi National Stadium, Rawalpindi 8 and 3 matches in Multan.
The opening match of the PSL 2020 will be held in Karachi on February 20, while the final will be in Lahore on March 22.