Kashmir Premier League 2021 is a professional Twenty20 cricket league founded for the first time in 2020. It is the first edition of KPL that will start from 6th August 2021. The league comprises 6 teams, among which 5 teams are representing different cities of Azad Kashmir.
It is also stated that the next edition of Kashmir Premier League will witness girls playing matches on the professional level. It will be the only professional level for female cricketers in Kashmir. Furthermore, this league is launched by a Pakistani politician Shehryar Afridi.
Various notable Pakistani celebrities are serving as brand ambassadors, including Juggun Kazim. This article contains all the information about the league, including Kashmir Premier League 2021 History.
|Name:||Kashmir Premier League 2021|
|Launched By:||Shehryar Khan Afridi|
|Founding CEO:||Shahzad Akhtar|
|Vice President:||Wasim Akram|
|Number of Teams||6|
|Administrator:||Pakistan Cricket Board|
|Place:||Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir|
Kashmir Premier League 2021 History
In December 2020, Shehryar Afridi, a Pakistani politician appointed on many notable positions, came with this idea. Furthermore, he stated that girls would also be part of the next edition as it will be the best opportunity for those girls living in Azad Kashmir.
Masood Khan, the president of Azad Kashmir, has been outfitted as KPL’s Chief patron. On the other hand, Arif Malik is the president, and Shahzad Akhtar is assisting as the CEO of KPL. A notable personality Shahid Afridi is the Brand Ambassador while another legend Wasim Akram is the Vice-president.
The first edition will start from 6th August 2021 and will continue till 16th August 2021. However, the matches played in the Kashmir Premier League 2021 will not have official T20 Status.
Kashmir Premier League 2021 Teams
The league comprises 6 teams, and each team consists of 5 local players. In the first edition of 2021, there will be some international stars of Pakistan, but from the second edition, the league will only focus on global players. The list of the team and its players are as follows:
|Overseas Warriors||Imad Wasim||Kashmiri Diaspora||Mushtaq Ahmed|
|Rawalakot Hawks||Shahid Afridi||Rawalakot||Arshad Khan|
|Kotli lions||Kamran Akmal||Kotli||Abdul Razzak|
|Mirpur Royals||Shoaib Malik||Mirpur||Inzamam ul Haq|
|Bagh Stallions||Shadab Khan||Bagh, Azad Kashmir||Abdul Rehman|
|Muzaffarabad Tigers||Mohammad Hafeez||Muzaffarabad||Mohtashim Rasheed|
All the matches of Kashmir Premier League 2021 will be held in Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium. Among 6 teams, 5 teams belong to different cities of Kashmir. It will be interesting to witness which team will bring the trophy home.
Kashmir Premier League 2021 Players
Here is a complete list of all the players who will be part of this league.
1- Muzaffarabad Tigers
- Muhammad Hafeez
- Shoaib Maqsood
- Zeeshan Ashraf
- Tillekeratne Dilshan
- Mohammad Wasim
- Arshad Iqbal
- Arsalan Arif
- Usama Mir
- Sohail Tanvir
- Sohail Akhtar
- Tahir Hussain
- Taimoor Sultan
- Inzamam ul Haq
- Usman Arshad
- Anwar Ali
2- Kotli Lions
- Fakhar Zaman
- Asif Ali
- Monty Panesar
- Hassan Raza
- Kamran Akmal
- Akif Javed
- Ifranullah Shah
- Usman Qadir
- Imran Khan
- Yasir Jan
- Abdullah Syed
- Abdul Rehman
- Syed Haashim Ali
- Junaid Ali
- Khalid Usman
- Shahid Afridi
- Danish Aziz
- Mohammad Hasnain
- Matt Prior
- M. Imran Randhawa
- Ahmed Shehzad
- Zafar Gohar
- Hussain Talat
- Waqas Maqsood
- Zaman Khan
- Kashmir Ali
- Shahid Ilyas
- Samiullah Afridi
- Faisal Altaf
- Bismillah Khan
- Shoaib Malik
- Mohammad Irfan
- Sharjeel Khan
- Owais Shah
- Mukhtar Ahmed
- Salman Irshad
- Khushdil Shah
- Amad Butt
- Danyal Allah Ditta
- Abrar Ahmed
- Ammad Alam
- Muhammad Taha
- Shadab Majeed
- Ibtesam ul Haq
- Muhammad Akhlaq
- Imad Waseem
- Haider Ali
- Haris Sohail
- Herschelle Gibbs
- Mohammad Musa
- Azam Khan
- Mohammad Abbas Afridi
- Sohail Khan
- Rashid Naseer
- Naveed Ahmed
- Uthman Ali Khan
- M Raza ul Mustafa
- Waleed Ahmed
- Hammad Azam
- Qasim Akram
- Shadab Khan
- Iftikhar Ahmed
- Shan Masood
- Usman Mughal
- Phil Mustard
- Umaid Asif
- Zeeshan Malik
- Rohail Nazir
- Furqan Shafique
- Amir Sohail
- Safyan Moqeem
- Mohammad Imran
- Muhammad Junaid
- Zeeshan Zameer
- Rohail Nazir
KPL 2021 Schedule
Here is the complete schedule list according to which matches will be played.
|6th August 2021||Rawalakot hawks vs. Mirpur Royals|
|7th August 2021||Bagh Stallions Vs. Kotli Lions
Muzaffarabad Tigers Vs. Overseas Warriors
|8th August 2021||Bagh Stallions Vs. Mirpur Lions
Rawalakot hawks Vs. Kotli lions
|9th August 2021||Mirpur Royals Vs, Overseas Warriors
Rawalakot Hawks Vs. Muzaffarabad Tigers
|10th August 2021||Kotli Lions Vs. Muzaffarabad Tigers
Overseas Warriors Vs. Bagh Stallions
|11th August 2021||Bagh Stallions Vs. Rawalakot hawks
Mirpur Royals Vs. Kotli Lions
|12th August 2021||Muzaffarabad Tigers Vs. bagh Stallions
Overseas Warriors Vs. Rawalakot Hawks
|13th August 2021||Kotli Lions Vs, Overseas Warriors
Mirpur Royals Vs. Muzaffarabad Tigers
|14th August 2021||Qualifier ( Team 1 Vs. Team 2)|
|15th August 2021||Eliminator 1 (Team 3 Vs. Team 4)|
|16th August 2021||Eliminator 2 (winner of Eliminator 1 Vs. Qualifier Loser)|
|17th August 2021||Final match|
Kashmir Premier League 2021 Anthem
On 16th Feb 2021, the KPL Anthum was released on Youtube. Many noted celebrities have become the brand ambassador of this league, including Ayesha Omar, Mehwish Hayat, Juggun Kazim, Iman Ali, Neelum Muneer, Ali Gul Pir, etc.
Furthermore, Shan Shahid is the director of the soundtrack, and the singer of the anthem is evergreen Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. As a charity organization, they have done partnership with the Shahid Afridi organization.
Well-known Pakistani television stars Aymen Saleem and Arsalan Naseer known as CBA army are serving as the brand ambassadors of one of the noted teams Overseas Warrior. Both actors got fame with their drama serial Chupkey Chupkey.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who is the owner of Kashmir Premier League 2021?
A: Adil Waheed is the owner of this league who is a businessman and has a deep interest in sports.
Q: How many teams are in Kashmir Premium League 2021?
A: There are 6 teams.
Q: Who organizes Karachi Premium League 2021?
A: Arif Malik, the founding president, and Shahzad Akhtar, the CEO of the league founded.
Q: Where is Kashmir Premium League played?
A: It was played in various cities of Kashmir.