Shaheen Afridi, a talented fast bowler who is 23 years old, will be the first Pakistani participant in the International League T20 (ILT20). Afridi will compete in the ILT20’s second season after signing a three-year contract with Desert Vipers (DV).
After Pakistan’s tour of Australia, which will take place in the New Year, Shaheen Afridi will join the Desert Vipers team. On January 13th, the UAE’s ILT20’s second season will start.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) refused to give Azam Khan permission to participate in the T20 league, hence he was unable to become the first Pakistani player to play in the ILT20 despite having signed a contract with the Desert Vipers during the inaugural season of the International League T20.
The PCB has loosened its restrictions on permitting players to participate in several other T20 leagues under the leadership of the new chairman, Zaka Ashraf. Many Pakistani players objected to the PCB’s restrictions, which prevented them from competing, therefore the decision was made.
Shaheen Afridi: I’m eager to join the Desert Vipers.
Shaheen Afridi stated that there are Pakistan cricket supporters in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and that he hopes they will travel to support him and his side in the upcoming ILT20 competition. He made this statement when announcing his signing with the Desert Vipers.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of the Desert Vipers. The 23-year-old pacer said in a statement, “I know there are many Pakistan cricket fans in the UAE and I hope they will support our squad in the forthcoming ILT20.
Tom Moody, the director of cricket for the Desert Vipers, claimed that the Pakistani pacer is a player of the highest caliber and has made an impression on every side for which he has played.
Moody added that he will be a wonderful asset to the Vipers organization and help them advance.
“Shaheen is a player of the highest caliber who has contributed significantly not only to Pakistan but to every side he has recently played for. He has crushed numerous top-orders as an impact speed bowler, and he also possesses excellent leadership qualities that will be of immeasurable benefit to the Desert Vipers going forward, according to Tom Moody.
With notable players like Wanindu Hasaranga, Matheesha Pathirana, Tom Curran, and Sheldon Cottrell on their team, the Desert Vipers already have a deadly bowling attack; Shaheen Afridi’s addition will make the team stronger.