Peshawar Zalmi chairman Javed Afridi, president Shahid Afridi, director of cricket Mohammad Akram, captain Darren Sammy and tournament director Matthew Jackson announced the news.
“We are delighted to announce our new partnership with the Peshawar Zalmi Foundation and we are really looking forward to working with Javed Afridi and the President, Shahid Afridi,” said Matthew Jackson of Sporta Group who facilitate the tournament.
“We are very excited that Peshawar Zalmi will be taking part in the Emirates Airline Twenty20. The tournament will be the most international yet with teams from the UK, the Caribbean and Pakistan taking part.”
As part of the announcement, both parties said they would work together to promote cricket at grass roots level, with Javed Afridi announcing that their profits from the tournament will be donated to the Peshawar Zalmi Foundation.
The Peshawar Zalmi Foundation will also feature in the annual School ARCH Trophy and ARCH Cup in 2017.
The ARCH Tournaments are a collection of school and club level tournaments held in Dubai and the UAE in March each year. Schools from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa have all recently participated the event.
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