FSL

PESHAWAR¬†— The grand opening ceremony of the first ever Fata Super League (FSL) Twenty20 Cricket will be kicked off at Jamrud Tehsil, Khyber Agency on April 3, FSL officials told media on Sunday.

The former first class cricketer and chief organizer of the Fata Super League Twdenty20 Cricket, Haji Taimur Afridi said all arrangements in this connection have already been completed well in time.

Total 24 teams have been divided in four different groups to be played on four different venues including South Waziristan, Khurram, Bajaur and Khyber Agencies.

He thanked MNA Al-haj Shahji Gul Afridi and other Fata parliamentarians in national assembly, for extending all financial and moral support.

The grand opening ceremony, Haji Taimur Afridi told, will be held on April 3 in the morning at Tehsil Jamrud, Khyber Agency while the final will be played on April 13 and South Waziristan Agency.

There is attractive cash prizes for the winners and runners-up teams, he said, adding the winner will be awarded Rs. 0.6 million while the runners-up team will get Rs. 0.3 million.

The purpose of the Fata Super League is to promote the positive and peaceful image of Fata which badly suffered due to insurgency and militancy.

He expressed the hope that the Fata Super League would bring more normality and peace to the area besides portraying a softer image of Fata to the rest of the world.

Haji Taimur Afridi said that all the teams would be provided full uniform, DA and TA. He said leading cricketers like Salman Butt, Umar Amin, Muhammad Rizwan, Iftikhar and others add value to the event.

He disclosed that each team will field nine players from Fata with one is below Under-19 besides fielding two players from outside Fata.