KARACHI: Shah Rukh Khan has suggested organizing a three-match series between Peshawar Zalmi and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at a neutral venue, possibly in Dubai or London.
Bollywood super star, who co-owns KKR have won the title of Indian Premier League (IPL) twice, has 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 while talking to Jang Correspondent Abdul Majid Bhatti.
Despite the heightened tension between the two rivals, Afridi appeared hopeful for the series.
India is repeatedly refusing to play a bilateral series with Pakistan, the two countries last played a test in 2007.
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.
Before coming to Lahore for the PSL final, Darren Sammy and Marlon Samuels were very excited about going to Pakistan and had said that ‘we are ready to sacrifice for our team, it is an honour for us to play there’.
President Ghani has invited Peshawar Zalmi to visit Kabul, which we have accepted and would meet the president in summer this year, he added. ‘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.