LAHORE – The owner of Peshawar Zalmi, Javed Afridi, along with its players met the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday.
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Army Chief congratulated team Zalmi on their victory in Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017.
Peshawar Zalmi met COAS. Pak peace/sports loving cty. Cricket Pak's most favourite sport,unites nation. Conveyed thanks for foreign players. pic.twitter.com/U5PLh71th5
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) March 11, 2017
ISPR DG Major General Asif Ghafoor was also present during the meeting. A press release issued by Army’s media wing said that military head made a special mention and conveyed thanks for foreign players and guests who came to Pakistan.
COAS sad that Pakistan is a peace loving country. He said that cricket is most favorite game in Pakistan and a binding force for the nation.
He advised players to continue excelling and bringing good name to Pakistan.
The visiting players and management thanked COAS for the support. They were pleasantly surprised to know COAS’ attachment with cricket, his cricketing expertise and knowledge about cricket records.
They also thanked him for his tips and advice.
Peshawar Zalmi overpowered Quetta Gladiators on Sunday by 58 runs to become champions of the Pakistan Super League second edition.