Lahore Qalandars managing the tri-series with teams from South Africa and England
Lahore Qalandars runs tri-series with teams from England and South Africa
According to sources, Lahore Qalandars a Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise, is organizing a tri-series with Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Titans, a South African local team.
The three cricket teams are involved in a partnership to find talented cricketers in the three countries and to provide them with a way to showcase their talent to the cricket fraternity. Initially, Lahore Qalandars and Yorkshire County Cricket Club signed a two-team deal but later South African Titans were brought in to make it a three-way deal.
A player exchange program, scholarship initiatives for aspiring cricketers and training opportunities are also part of the agreement. Haris Rauf, Pakistan's star right-arm bowler, has been signed by Yorkshire as part of a player exchange scheme for the current County Championship season.
The suggestion of conducting a series between the three sides is under consideration by Lahore Qalandars management to further promote the game. The PSL 7 Champions have been at the forefront of providing opportunities for young cricketers to succeed at the highest level through their Talent Hunt program.
Players like Haris Rauf, Dilbar Hussain, Ahmed Daniyal and Syed Faridoun went on to play in the Big Bash League (BBL), with Rauf also becoming an integral part of the national team.
The Tri Series idea is in its early stages and more details will be announced by the franchise soon. The series is expected to take place later in the year, but the venue has yet to be decided.