PTI chairman Imran Khan launched Cricket Talent Hunt program for under-17 boys in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata. In the ceremony at Arbab Niaz Stadium, Imran Khan said cricket talent was abundant in the province and Fata and asked the authorities to polish them into good cricketers who would play in national team in future.
All-rounder Shahid Afridi was present on the occasion. Mr Khan said by harnessing young talent from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, “we can strengthen Pakistan cricket team.” He said the KP and Fata could produce the likes of Shahid Afridi because the people of these areas had a natural ability to play cricket.
Shahid Afridi urged people to back Imran Khan in his political struggle and pledged to fully support the KP government’s effort to seek talented cricketers and give them coaching and guidance.