Javed Afridi, the owner of one of the franchises of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Peshawar Zalmi (PZ), has hinted at organizing a match between the Indian Premier League (IPL) playing XI and the PSL. His initiative is to raise the COVID-19 funds of both countries.
Following the harsh reality that comprises the Indo-Pak relationship, Javed has chosen UAE as the venue. The extravaganza, IPL, is going nowadays in UAE behind closed doors whereas, the remaining matches of the PSL are set to hit the floors in November.
Javed Afridi calls for COVID-19 fundraising match between IPL and PSL
In the meantime, Afridi took to Twitter and wrote, “HOW ABOUT “PSL vs IPL”? Venue: UAE.” Later, in another tweet, he also mentioned that the initiative should be taken in order to raise funds. “FUNDRAISER FOR COVID,” his second tweet read.
As both countries are still suffering COVID-19 and the circumstances are not good at both ends, the funds might help the sufferers with their basic needs.
“FUND RAISER FOR COVID” https://t.co/MaPH8j725o
— Javed Afridi (@JAfridi10) September 29, 2020
His franchise, Zalmi, has ended on the fourth spot after winning only four out of ten matches and kicked Gladiators out. They will now be facing Qalandars in the first eliminator round.
However, no official response has been given to his tweets. It is unlikely to happen at any cost as the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) will probably deny any interaction of Pakistan vs India by any means. The last time when both the sides faced each other in a bilateral series, was back in 2012 when Pakistan defeated the Men In Blue in the ODI series.