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Pakistan, infamous for supplying consignments of terrorists on the Indian border, has now come down on petty antics even in cricket. He knows that no Indian player will go to Pakistan in the midst of martyrdom on the border. Despite this, former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has given a statement on Kohli. He has spoken of inviting Indian cricket superstar Virat Kohli to participate in the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) organized in PoK on the lines of IPL.
Virat has already received invitation
Similarly, KPL president Mohammad Arif Malik had earlier shown interest in inviting Kohli to play the tournament but this time insisted that it is entirely up to the former India captain whether he wants to participate or not. . Malik was also open to the idea that Kohli might participate in the tournament not exclusively as a player, but in any other role.
Latif, who was recently appointed the tournament’s director of cricket operations, expressed the sentiments of tournament president Arif Malik, saying that Kohli should be invited for the second edition of the tournament. We should send invitations to Virat Kohli, but it totally depends on Virat whether he wants to be a part of the tournament or not.
Virat Kohli is currently a part of IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore, where he was seen copying Shikhar Dhawan.
Tournament president wants to start a new series after Pujara-Rizwan’s friendship
Malik said on Facebook – We have a clear message for across the border. We wish to do everything in peace and keeping this in mind, we are writing a letter to Virat Kohli. He is one of the great players. When we talk about peace, everyone should be on the same page. Malik says recently we saw Mohammad Rizwan giving a very positive message. Cricket should be beyond everything. He was impressed by Pujara and Rizwan’s friendship in county cricket.
According to him, this is the reason why we are writing a letter to Virat Kohli. If he wants, he can come and play or at least take part in one or two matches. It is up to him whether he wants to be a part of the tournament or as the chief guest. We want to bring people from both sides together to spread the message of peace.”
Male players of India are not allowed to play any league outside the country
It is worth noting that male cricketers from India are not allowed to play any league cricket outside the IPL. Be it Big Bash League, Caribbean Premier League, Pakistan Super League or Bangladesh Premier League. However, over the years, India’s women cricketers have been allowed to participate in the Big Bash League with star players Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma and BBL and their franchises.