MUMBAI: Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Thursday denied that it proposed a three-match series against current Pakistan Super League (PSL) Champions Peshawar Zalmi.
According to media reports earlier, KKR owner Shah Rukh Khan had contacted Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi and proposed a three match series between the two teams.
KKR CEO Venky Mysore, however, said, “There is absolutely no truth in it. We categorically deny this.”
Mysore added, “I just had a word with Shah Rukh and he told me that he has been so busy shooting these days that he didn’t even know that any such league was happening in Pakistan or Dubai let alone calling any franchise owner and congratulating him on winning the tournament.”
After media reports circulated, Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi also denied the speculations. He said that they always welcome cricket for peace but there is no truth about the matches but just speculations.