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‘I don’t have any need for IPL’

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been one of the most popular domestic cricket tournaments for the past 11 years. Although Pakistani players were allowed to participate in the tournament in the opening season of the IPL, they have not been allowed in the competition since 2008.

Meanwhile, star Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said that he has no interest in playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as he thinks the domestic competition in his home country is stronger. He claims he would not go to play in the IPL even if they allow him in the tournament.Shahid Afridi

“Even if they call me, I won’t go to the IPL. My PSL is the biggest and there will be a time that it leaves the IPL behind. I am enjoying the PSL, I don’t have any need for the IPL. I’m not interested in it and never was,” Shahid Afridi was quoted as saying in pakpassion.com’s editor Saj Sadiq’s tweet.

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Afridi, though, stood by his comments as evidenced by some of his views which were posted by Sadiq on Twitter. “I’m not worried about the response to my tweet from some. I believe I spoke the truth and I have the right to speak the truth.”

Sadiq also quoted him saying that he thinks of himself as a soldier of his country. “I am a soldier of my country. My country is my honour and Pakistan is everything for me.”

 

–Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com

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