Peshawar Zalmi’s owner Javed Afridi offers sponsorship to Sri Lanka Cricket amid economic crisis

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Muhammad Javed Afridi is a business executive and entrepreneur from Pakistan. He is best known as the owner of MG JW Automobile Pakistan and the CEO of Haier Pakistan. Afridi is also the owner of the Peshawar Zalmi cricket team in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and the Co-Founder/CEO of JoChaho.


According to AFP, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on May 9 after a wave of political violence killed five people, including an MP, and injured nearly 200. According to authorities, ruling party lawmaker Amarakeerthi Athukorala shot two persons, killing a 27-year-old man, before shooting himself after being encircled by anti-government protestors outside Colombo.

According to authorities, another ruling-party politician in the southern town of Weeraketiya opened fire on anti-government protesters, killing two and wounding five.Sri Lanka has suffered months of blackouts and dire shortages of food, fuel and medicines in its worst economic crisis since independence.


Sri Lanka Cricket is a major source of national income and has always been in the public eye and of interest. Sri Lanka Cricket therefore makes a pivotal contribution to the nation at large. Due to this economic crisis the srilankan cricket also had a downfall.

As Sri Lanka faces political and economic uncertainty, Javed Afridi, the owner of Pakistan league cricket’s Peshawar Zalmi, has presented a sponsorship offer to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) as a goodwill gesture.

Taking to his Twitter handle, Javed Afridi wrote: “The people of Sri Lanka love cricket as dearly as we Pakistanis do but the current not so good situation must’ve hurt Lankans cricket fans”. He also said that he will extend his full support to sponsor Srilankan Cricket in the best of his capacities to maintain their international status in world cricket. Sri Lanka will play a two match test series against Bangladesh starting from 15th May 2022.


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