Shahid Afridi to join Kathmandu Kings XI for 2021 Everest Premier League

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi, the former Pakistani captain, and allrounder is set to play for Kathmandu Kings XI in the Everest Premier League.

Afridi, 41, is an aggressive batsman and skillful leg spinner with plenty of International experience, both playing for the Pakistan and International franchises. He has played 27 Tests, 398 One-Day Internationals, and 99 Twenty20 Internationals matches.

“Shahid Afridi is an iconic superstar in the world of sport, a lot of current cricket star idolize him as the great to play cricket. Nepalese cricket fans also adore him as a legendary cricket, we understand this sentiment and we are proud and honored to announce world-renowned cricketer Shahid Afridi will be playing for Kathmandu King XI,” Rohit Gupta, team owner of KKXI said.

“Many congratulations to Kathmandu Kings XI for securing a renowned player like Shahid Afridi to play for Kings XI,” Stated Aamir Akhtar, CEO of Everest Premier League.

Earlier, Kathmandu Kings XI roped in Nepali leg spinner Sandeep Lamichhane to play for this year’s EPL.

Everest League will be held from 25 September to 9 October this year at Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground, Kathmandu.