Rashid Latif, a former Pakistan captain, has been named Director of Cricket Operations of the Kashmir Premier League (KPL).
Latif will take over immediately and be charged with taking the league to new heights. The selection of Latif will ensure that the KPL can establish itself as one of the most interesting T20 tournaments.
According to sources, more former Test cricketers will be granted major jobs in the KPL in the coming days.
The inaugural edition of the KPL was held last year, with top domestic cricketers joined by renowned international superstars. The inaugural season of the event included Shahid Afridi, Herschelle Gibbs, Mohammad Hafeez, and Imad Wasim. More worldwide celebrities are likely to appear in the second season.
The tournament’s second edition is set to take place in Muzaffarabad in August. The second edition will include two new teams, with GB Markhors and Jammu Janbaz joining the league for the first time.
The tournament’s initial edition gave a platform for young budding cricketers from throughout the country to demonstrate their abilities. The competition allowed exceptional cricketers to demonstrate their skills and win a contract in Pakistan’s best T20 event, the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Zaman Khan, a young fast bowler, shined in the league’s first edition and has signed a deal with Lahore Qalandars for the seventh season of the PSL. He was instrumental in Lahore winning its first PSL championship.