The inaugural release of the Kashmir Premier League (KPL 2021) is all set to begin a few hours from now on and the fans anticipate the contest to kick off in Kashmir’s solidarity.
The tournament is all set to run between 6th to 17th August in Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium in Azad and Jammu Kashmir and will feature six franchises.
The teams are named Muzaffarabad Tigers, Kotli Lions, Overseas Warriors, Bagh Stallions, Rawalakot Hawks, and Mirpur Royals.
It is pertinent to mention that Lions recently signed a deal with us, CricketHolic as their media partner for the KPL 2021. The two parties wish to run the relations with two-terminal benefits for a long-lasting contract.
The Kotli men represent a district of Azad and Jammu Kashmir, Kotli, a city, dated back to the fifteenth centenary when it was settled by a subsidiary of the royal family of Raja Mangar PalBack. Then, it was distinguished as ‘Kohtali’ meaning ‘under mountain’. Through the year, the name morphed into Kotli.
The city remained independent until subdued by Ranjit Singh in 1819. There is a famous village called Abad Dhanna termed as Paris by a few students.
The stakeholders’ list of the team comprises Mr. Khalid Zia, Mr. Mohammad Nasir Yousuf, Mr. Mirza Ijaz Baig, and Mr. Faisal Nadeem Mirza as the names.
Purpose: The franchise, Kotli Lions strives to elevate the local talent of Kashmiri youth by instating a cricket academy in Muzaffarabad, accommodating Kashmiri players to obtain recognition.
Notably, the owners of Kotli lions see the franchise as an opportunity to moreover enhance their endeavors in giving back to the region Azad Kashmir.
They anticipate highlighting the Kashmir cause manifesting solidarity with the community alongside formulating a delicate image across the borders as well.
Kotli Lions complete squad and schedule for KPL 2021
Here is the schedule for Kotli Lions for KPL 2021:
Kotli Lions vs Bagh Stallions:
Date: 7th August, Time: 2:00 PM PST
Kotli Lions vs Rawalakot Hawks
Date: 8th August, Time: 7:30 PM PST
Kotli Lions vs Muzaffarabad Tigers
Date: 10th August, Time: 2:00 PM PST
Kotli Lions vs Mirpur Royals
Date: 11th August, Time: 7:30 PM PST
Kotli Lions vs Overseas Warriors
Date: 13th August, Time: 11:00 PM PST
Here is the complete squad of Kotli Lions for KPL 2021:
Icon player: Fakhar Zaman
Overseas category: Monty Panesar (left KPL after Indian threats, local replacement yet to be announced)
Platinum category: Kamran Akmal
Diamond category: Asif Ali, Usman Qadir
Gold category: Imran Khan, Akif Javed
Silver category: Junaid Ali, Khalid Usman, Irfanullah Shah
Emerging category: Hasan Raza, Yasir Jan, Abdul Rehman, Syed Hashim Ali, Abdullah Syed