IMRAN KHAN
IMRAN KHANPRIME MINISTER
Kashmir lies in an ethnically diverse Himalayan region and holds a very vital position for Pakistan. Our government has always put Kashmir on our top priority and have raised its agenda on all forums including United Nations and other global forums. We are putting all our efforts to provide a new direction to the cause that would help transform the lives of the Kashmiri people. For expanding our initiative, we are deeply immensed to announce a brand dedicated for the Kashmiris by the name of “Kashmir Premier League”. We are very optimistic that after the major success achieved from Pakistan Super League, KPL is soon going to become an icon in the cricketing world. This initiative will create a long-lasting impact in minds of the people across the globe, letting them see the softer image of the region and the hospitality it offers. This will also help us captivate audience for tourism and foreign direct investment, leading to the economic development of the region.
SARDAR MASOOD KHAN
SARDAR MASOOD KHANPRESIDENT AZAD JAMMU & KASHMIR & PATRON IN CHIEF - KPL
“Kashmir” often labeled as Heaven on Earth is undoubtedly the most beautiful part of Pakistan. There are several private and public initiatives, cooperating in one way or another, with success and continuity which are not only boosting the overall image of Kashmir but are also providing evident and viable opportunities to the youth of Kashmir. Kashmir might be famous for its scenic beauty and remarkable landscapes but there is more to this place; it is the land that has the capability of producing exceptional individuals in all fields. The idea behind the Kashmir Premier League is no less than any other breakthrough initiative which is going to change the way the world is looking at Kashmir. This event will showcase the young cricketing talent of Kashmir by providing them with a platform to exhibit their passion alongside the national heroes of Cricket. The Government of Azad Kashmir supports and encourages this cause and looks forward to a great showcasing of Cricket.#KheloAazadiSe
RAJA MUHAMMAD FAROOQ HAIDER KHAN
RAJA MUHAMMAD FAROOQ HAIDER KHANPRIME MINISTER AZAD JAMMU & KASHMIR & CHAIRMAN - KPL
The game of Cricket means much more than just a sport to the people of Pakistan. It creates magical unity in people and ignites a sense of patriotism which no other sport or event ever can. Although hockey is the national sport of Pakistan, Cricket continues to be the most loved and popular sport. It is a pure delight that now the people of Kashmir will have their league in the form of Kashmir Premier League. Events like this strengthen the affection towards the sport and create a bond between the people of the region. The revival of
International Cricket and Pakistan Super League back to Pakistan has brought back colors in stadiums of Pakistan. Kashmir Premier League is an event that would promote domestic Cricket in Pakistan especially in Kashmir and highlight the talent and natural magnificence of the region. I wish the best to the management in organizing this amazing event for the people of Kashmir. #KheloAazadiSe
SHEHRYAR KHAN AFRIDI
SHEHRYAR KHAN AFRIDICHAIRMAN PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE ON KASHMIR
Cricket is known to be a binding force nationwide. Whether it’s the players on the field, spectators surrounding the ground, or fans hooked to television screens as we all are cricket fanatics in one way or another; the passion for cricket runs through the whole nation. Kashmir Premier League sanctioned by all the respective government entities is a gift to the people of the region as it will bring forth the young talent of the alluring land of Kashmir under the spotlights of the stadiums in Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, and Rawalpindi. Apart from that, this event will portray an image of sportsmanship, peace, and harmony of Kashmir across the world as KPL will be empowered with global broadcasting and globally known brand ambassadors. I support the cause and the slogan #KheloAazadiSe which will prove to be a landmark in bringing the people of Kashmir together under the umbrella of consonance through the sport of Cricket.
WASIM AKRAM
WASIM AKRAMVICE PRESIDENT KPL
As the Vice President of Kashmir Premier League, I seek support from the nation to make it one of the most memorable cricketing leagues of all time. I will extend my wholehearted support for the triumph of the league. Kashmir Premier League is going to become a great asset for the country.
I’m sure that it will be a great success and will help in prospering the region of AJ&K. It will also display a soft image of Kashmir to the outside and intends to leave a lasting legacy for the sport, community, health, and fitness of Pakistan. So, all hail to KPL.
SHAHID AFRIDI
SHAHID AFRIDIBRAND AMBASSADOR KPL
Kashmir is close to my heart and i visited Kashmir and was mesmerized by the beauty of the area which was justified in being called as ‘paradise on earth, But I believe the real beauty of Kashmir lies in the valiant spirit of courageous Kashmiris. Pakistan as a nation has always supported the Kashmir cause. I am very delighted upon the launch of this cricket league especially dedicated to Kashmir.
I appreciate the Kashmir Premier League initiative and am deeply honored to represent it on a global scale by being its brand ambassador. I have played for many leagues throughout my cricketing career, but I would love to play for KPL to return the love I get from the people of Kashmir. Therefore, I support KPL with all my heart and am really honoured to be its Brand Ambassador.
ARIF MALIK
ARIF MALIKPRESIDENT KASHMIR PREMIER LEAGUE
Two and a half years ago, we were doing a paragliding event in Muzaffarabad. With the sky filled with paragliders, looking across the stadium, I dreamed of a Cricket league solely based on the beautiful land of Kashmir. We discussed this event with the Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir which he acknowledged and supported us throughout the journey. During this expedition, KPL had to face lots of barriers and strains but with the support of our team and the government, the dream seen then is about to come true. Kashmir Premier League is not just about the sport or the contest, it’s a subject that proliferates national and regional harmony through the game of Cricket. This league will be suited with elite umpires’ panel , international standards broadcasting facility, CSR projects, and renowned brand ambassadors which will ensure a healthy and vocal cricketing activity. We are also thankful to the overseas Pakistanis for their support and endorsement regarding the league and look forward towards a successful event, carving history by setting new trends in the region. Please support and follow the slogan #KheloAazadiSe as it’s a token of support and ownership for the people of Kashmir and the game of Cricket.
CHAUDHRY SHAHZAD AKHTAR
CHAUDHRY SHAHZAD AKHTARCEO KASHMIR PREMIER LEAGUE
Kashmir Premier League is designed to contribute to the magnificent land of Kashmir and its people by projecting the message of peace and harmony to the world. We are hopeful that KPL will provide the young Cricket talent of Azad Jammu & Kashmir with a quality platform through which they will be able to exhibit their skills worldwide.
The League is all set to become an international phenomenon, furnished with international standard broadcasting and having a pool of renowned national heroes of Pakistan from Sports, Media, and other genres onboard. We are looking forward to an event that will have a long-lasting impact on the region in terms of the sports while spurring a soft image of Kashmir globally.