ABOUT US

JAVED AFRIDI

At the team owner and head of the Peshawar Zalmi team and Foundation I have a vision of celebrating the great traditions and history of the Pashtuns through the hugely popular sport of cricket which the entire Pakistan country including the KPK province is deeply impassioned about. We at Peshawar Zalmi have made a pledge to help reshape lives of the underprivileged with this opportunity that has an incredibly vast scope. My family and i have strong connections with the area and have over the years tried to make a contribution to the betterment of the area through various welfare and sport projects. Haier Pakistan has already made its mark on cricket in the country with its unbridled support for both domestic and international engagements. In recent years we have provided sponsorship of the sport at all levels and have been the torchbearers through our unique promotional and advertising campaigns for cricket. We have never cared about the ROI of our affiliation, the longstanding goal has been to boost the sport and help it spread far and wide.

ZAHEER ABBAS

President

Zaheer Abbas, also known as the Asian Bradman, needs no introduction in the cricket fraternity. The elegant and stylish batsman rose to fame with his double century against England at Edgbaston in 1971. Very few could match the aura which he used to possess. With an average of over 50.00 in first-class cricket, Zed amassed 34,843 runs in a career spanning over 20 years. Zaheer Abbas has also served as ICC President and has joined the Zalmi Family as President Peshawar Zalmi.

YOUNIS KHAN

Mentor

Younis Khan is a former Pakistani cricketer who has played all formats of the game and is also a former captain of Pakistan national cricket team. Younis is largely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen to play for Pakistan. He led Pakistan to their victory in the 2009 ICC World Twenty20, which is their only World Twenty20 title. Younis Khan actively contributes towards Peshawar Zalmi and Peshawar Zalmi Foundation.

MOHAMMAD AKRAM

Director Cricketing Affairs

Former Test and ODI player representing Pakistan, Mohammad Akram also played in the County Cricket for 10 years in the United Kingdom. Akram served as the bowling coach for the national team and worked as Head Coach of National Cricket Academy. His experience also includes commentating on the game of cricket with Sky Sports London and Ten Sports. Mohammad Akram is the Director Cricketing Affairs and coach of Peshawar Zalmi.

DR. ZAFAR IQBAL

Medical Adviser

Dr. Zafar Iqbal, aka Zaf, is a Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine and has worked in the English Premier League for the last 10 years. He is currently the ‘Head of Sports Medicine’ at Crystal Palace FC and previously held similar roles at Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC. In football, Zaf has worked with footballing superstars including Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez, Phillipe Coutinho, Luka Modric and Gareth Bale and has also helped manage injuries in several cricketers from Pakistan. Zaf has will be working with the Zalmi Group as a Medical Adviser, to help share ideas on best practice to improve health and performance.

GLOBAL ZALMI

We aim to make Peshawar Zalmi Global Zalmi Program pioneer and leader in sports for social and cricket development in order to unite global cricketing communities and to bring overseas Pakistani communities in main sports stream line to promote soft & peaceful image of Pakistan. We will provide a global platform to enhance cricketing skills and provide a road-map to Peshawar Zalmi PSL journey. Global Zalmi is expending, in which we currently have 33 teams from 20 different countries covering 5 zones of the globe. For information and hand outs please write us at globalzalmi@peshawarzalmi.com