Good news for Pakistan and India fans, T20 global league is expected to begin with Javed Afridi’s Benoni Zalmi is expected to clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s Cape Town Knight Riders.
Javed Afridi is the owner Benoni Zalmi team participating in T20GL. He launched the team logo at a high school in Johannesburg on Friday. Zalmi is expected to take on King of Bollywood team Cape Town Knight Riders and is considered Indo-Pak rivalry. This match would be a “Marquee Match” in the t20 global league.
While talking to India Today Zalmi franchise owner said:
Today was a big day for me, personally. There was so much enthusiasm amongst the locals. These people from Benoni are the real owners of our franchise and not me.
Poster of Benoni vs Cape Town the t20 global league version of Pakistan vs India has already gone viral on social media. It will be a big game to kick-off the tournament.
South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock will be leading the Benoni Zalmi team in T20GL.
Inshallah, this could be a reality in future. But for now, I am happy and excited to see my Benoni team taking on SRK’s Cape Town Knight Riders.
There is so much diaspora from both the countries in South Africa and neighbouring Zimbabwe too. This will be like an India vs Pakistan game. And, let us not forget that Delhi Daredevlis owner GMR Sports also own the Johannesburg franchise. So, there will be a lot of action in store.
T20 global league drafts will be held on 19 August 2017 and there are around 400 players from around the globe participating in it.