LAHORE: Lahore Qalandars' PSL 7 title-winning skipper Shaheen Shah Afridi thanked his franchise for introducing a cricket scholarship in the name of his father.
Speaking to the media after Qalandars announced selected players from their recent players development program's trials, Afridi said the cricket scholarship is a great step by Qalandars' management.
"I am really thankful to Qalandars' management for introducing cricket scholarship. This will help budding cricketers a lot in polishing their skills and coming to a higher level," he said.
"Qalandars have always remained on the front line to unearth talented cricketers. I hope the new batch of players will bring talented cricketers to the limelight," he added.
It must be noted here that Qalandars have selected 22 cricketers from the trials. 19 out of 22 selected players have been named while three will be further assessed.
Out of these 22 aspiring Qalandars, five will get a scholarship in the name of Mohammad Ayyaz Khan Afridi (father of Shaheen Shah Afridi).