Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi has launched his own T10 League named Mega Star League (MSL). The former Pakistan captain has reasoned that the league is being started for former cricketers, athletes, and sports journalists. Notably, the league is set to be played in September this year.
Afridi announced the inaugural edition of the Mega Star League (MSL) in the presence of prominent personalities like former legendary Pakistan players Inzamam-ul-Haq, Waqar Younis, and Mushtaq Ahmed. These are all expected to participate in the MSL this year. Afridi also revealed at the launch event that the tournament will be played in the T10 format and will have six teams participating.
“Mega Star League is an entertaining league, which is scheduled to be played in September in Rawalpindi this year. The core idea behind introducing this league is to financially support the ex-cricketers, athletes, and sports journalists,” Afridi said.
“The MSL will feature six teams, and foreign players will also take part in the upcoming league,” he further added.
PSL for young ones, MSL for old ones!
The former Pakistan all-rounder also highlighted the light side of the reason behind starting Mega Star League. Afridi said that older players like him who can’t play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will feature in MSL. “PSL is for youngsters and I am not young enough anymore. I, Mushtaq Ahmed, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis will play in MSL,” he concluded.