The Zim Afro T10 is set to commence on July 20th and will conclude on July 29th, 2023. In a significant development for the tournament, Lahore Qalandars has acquired the Durban-based franchise in Zimbabwe’s private cricket league, providing a major boost.
The PSL (Pakistan Super League) Champion Lahore Qaladars has acquired the Durban Franchise in Zim Afro T10. The Zim Afro T10 is all set to come out with franchise cricket which will be held in Zimbabwe. Five teams, Harare Hurricanes, Cape Town Samp Army, Bulawayo Braves, Durban Qalandars, and the Joburg Lions, will be battling for the top prize.
Meanwhile, the Lahore Qalandars has already won two titles in the year 2022 and 2023 in PSL, and the Qalandars franchise will try to replicate the same result in Zim Afro T10. The player drafting will take place on 2 July.
Zimbabwe Cricket Managing Director Givemore Makoni’s statement
We are delighted to welcome the Qalandars to the Zimbabwe Cricket Family for the Zim Afro T10 tournament. As one of the most successful teams in Pakistan, we hope they will bring their brand of entertaining cricket to our local fans. We have high hopes that they will continue their tradition of attracting the best players, and we are eager to witness their performance.
Statement of Sameen Naeem Rana, owner and CEO of Durban Qalandars
After winning back-to-back seasons in the PSL in 2022 and 2023, we are excited to expand our franchise to Zimbabwe. It presents a tremendous opportunity for us to make a significant impact. The Zim Afro T10 tournament is expected to be one of the most thrilling competitions, given its fast-paced format. We are eager to connect with fans and build a strong fan base.
T10 Global Sports Founder and Chairman Nawab Shaji Ul Mulk’s statement
We are delighted to have the Pakistan Super League champions, the Durban Qalandars, join us for the Zim Afro T10 tournament. As one of the longstanding teams in the PSL, they have made a lasting impact. We anticipate the same level of excitement from the Durban Qalandars in the Zim Afro T10. We expect them to showcase an entertaining brand of cricket right from the first ball, and fans are eagerly waiting for the festivities to begin.