Lahore, Oct.9 (ANI): Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has become the first player from his country to play in South Africa's domestic Twenty20 tournament by inking a deal with Nashua Dolphins.
Though an official announcement in this regard is yet to be made, Afridi confirmed that the deal has been finalized.
"They will officially announce my signing. But I am excited at the prospect of being the first Pakistani to play in their domestic T20 league which is of high standards," The Daily Times quoted Afridi, as saying.
The flamboyant all-rounder said he is looking forward to play for the South African team which would help him prepare better for the next year's ICC T20 World Cup.
"It is a good opportunity for me to play in the foreign leagues that will enhance my game before the next T20 World Cup in the West Indies," Afridi said.
He said many foreign league teams were after him but he couldn't commit to anyone because he was preoccupied with national assignments. (ANI)