Peshawar Zalmi & Zalmi Foundation aims to strengthen Pak-Turkey Friendship. MOU signed in Islamabad between Zalmi Foundation & Turkey Developing Sports Branches Federation. Zalmi Foundation will promote cricket in Turkey, Javed Afridi.
After promoting cricket in Austria and China, Peshawar Zalmi aims to promote cricket in Turkey and play an important role. For this, an MOU was signed between Zalmi Foundation and Turkey Sports Developing Organization in the Turkish Embassy, Islamabad. Chairman, Javed Afridi signed on behalf of the Zalmi Foundation whereas the President of the sports developing organization, Mr. Hassan Atazurk signed on behalf of the organization. Many renowned guests came which include the spokesperson for the organization who flew in from Turkey. Along with this, Turkish cricketers, Mehmet Sert, Tunahan Turn and Turkish Women Cricket Team captain, Yagmur Tasdelen, Ankara Sports Club President, Hasan Sabit and Mr. Salman Ali (Coordinator of Ankara Sports Club) were also present.
On this occasion, Chairman Javed Afridi said “Pakistan and Turkey have had great relations. In order to further strengthen this relationship, cricket will play a monumental role. To promote cricket, Zalmi foundation will go leaps and bounds to make Turkey, a cricket loving country. To begin with, women and men’s team will be supported by us. We will promote cricket on the grass root level which includes school cricket. We will distribute kits among the passionate players. We will also provide coaching to schools. Peshawar Zalmi coaches will fly to Turkey to teach these young aspiring cricketers. Apart from cricketers, we will provide coaching to the Turkish umpires as well. They will be invited to umpire in Zalmi matches so they can learn even more. ” He further added that “Two Turkish cricketers will accompany the Zalmi team for PSL 4 and get a chance to learn from the big stars of the game. This will be a great opportunity for them.” Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr. Mustafa Yardakal said “Turkey has a lot of cricket talent. After this MOU, this talent will get the chance to showcase themselves and enter into the mainstream cricket arena.
About the Zalmi Foundation:
Peshawar Zalmi formulated the Zalmi Foundation to promote youth empowerment, cricket, peace, human development and social activism across Pakistan. Through the Foundation, we have managed to successfully execute events such as Zalmi Talent Hunt, Zalmi School League, Zalmi Madrasa League & Zalmi Azadi Cup to promote cricket in KPK. Before Turkey, Zalmi Foundation already signed an MOU with the Austrian Cricket Association.