Peshawar Zalmi owner, Javed Afridi, has announced that the Arbab Niaz Stadium in Peshawar will host matches of the upcoming ninth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Javed Afridi shared a short video of the stadium on his Twitter handle and wrote, “Today’s visual of Peshawar Stadium. Inshallah, PSL 9 Zalmi will play their home games here.”
PESHAWAR STADIUM TODAY’S VISUALS.
INSHAALLAH PSL9 ZALMI WILL PLAY THEIR HOME GAMES ‼️ pic.twitter.com/Lsbhjyd5H4
— Javed Afridi (@JAfridi10) March 27, 2023
Javed Afridi had expressed his displeasure when former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman, Ramiz Raja, said that foreign players were not ready to visit Peshawar.
In protest, the Peshawar Zalmi owner did not attend the draft ceremony of the eighth edition of PSL in Karachi and also skipped the Board of Governors meeting in December.
“Being a son of this soil, I promise the people of Peshawar and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that we will bring all our foreign players to play in Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium,” he tweeted.
Earlier reports stated that PCB officials have sent a proposal to the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) to hold exhibition matches at the newly-renovated Arbab Niaz Stadium.
It is worth mentioning that the construction and renovation work of the Arbab Niaz Stadium has been in progress over the past few years and will soon be completed.
Earlier this year, PCB Chairman, Najam Sethi, stated that the Arbab Niaz Stadium and Bugti Stadium will host international matches this year as well as the next edition of PSL.