PSL brought cricket back to Pakistan and amidst all political and safety concerns, Pakistan’s government and army forces managed to pull of a safe PSL final in Lahore. The whole nation witnessed the biggest events of the year and we couldn’t be more happier. And a cherry on top was the latest new which broke out last night. The news of a 3 match series between IPL Champions Kolkatta Knight Riders and PSL Champions Peshawar Zalmi took internet by storm.
Many media outlets and news publications reported that Shah Rukh Khan, the co-owner of KKR has proposed a 3 series match between KKR and PR at a neutral venue, if the government of India and Pakistan permits.
According to Dawn, Shahid Afridi said, “Shah Rukh congratulated me and suggested a T20 series between Kolkata Knight Riders and Peshawar Zalmi.” Optimistic about the prospects of such a series Afridi added, “If the government of both countries allow it, the matches can be played on a neutral venue like England or United Arab Emirates.”
It was also reported that despite the heightened tension between the two rivals, Afridi appeared hopeful for the series.
Shah Rukh Khan has suggested organizing a three-match series between Peshawar Zalmi and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at a neutral venue.
— KhpalTeam (@KhpalTeamPSL) March 9, 2017
However, all the news’ turned out to be rumours since Kolkatta Knight Riders have denied any such claims and it is reported that Shah Rukh Khan isn’t even aware of any such proposal.
KKR won't be playing any unauthorized games/leagues as some false reports are claiming.
No such communication happened from our end.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) March 9, 2017
With this, KKR have put an end to all speculations!