Quetta Gladiators set to help in promotion of cricket in Saudi Arabia

Gladiators' owner is leaving for Jeddah on Thursday

Quetta Gladiators set to help in promotion of cricket in Saudi Arabia PHOTO: AFP

Quetta Gladiators, a prominent franchise in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), is set to take on a new role in the world of cricket administration. An exciting development has taken place as the franchise's owner, Nadeem Omar, has been chosen by HRH Prince Saud Bin Mishal Al-Saud to promote cricket in Saudi Arabia. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be signed between the Quetta Gladiators and the Saudi Arabian Cricket Federation on Friday, solidifying this partnership.

The collaboration between Quetta Gladiators and Saudi Arabia's cricket administration aims to strengthen the sport's presence in the country and foster its development. Under the agreement, the Gladiators will help Saudi Arabian Cricket Federation in establishing a robust domestic cricket system. This move signals an important step towards creating opportunities for Saudi players to excel and further popularize the game within the nation.

To facilitate the transition and initiate their responsibilities, the owner of the Quetta Gladiators franchise is scheduled to travel to Jeddah on Thursday. In an interview with an Cricket Pakistan correspondent, he expressed his enthusiasm for this new venture and highlighted the Gladiators' commitment to promoting cricket in Saudi Arabia.

Nadeem Omar mentioned that their focus will encompass various cricketing issues, including helping grow grassroots cricket. While he refrained from revealing specific details before the signing of the MOU, it is evident that the Quetta Gladiators franchise is poised to play a vital role in helping Saudi Arabia Cricket Federation.

This collaboration signifies a significant opportunity for both Quetta Gladiators and Saudi Arabian cricket. With the Gladiators' extensive experience in managing a successful PSL franchise, their expertise and knowledge will undoubtedly contribute to the growth of the sport in Saudi Arabia. The partnership holds the potential to cultivate a strong cricketing culture within the country, nurturing talent at all levels and eventually making Saudi Arabia a competitive force in international cricket.

As the MOU is signed, further details will emerge regarding the specific initiatives, programs, and infrastructure that the Quetta Gladiators will bring to Saudi Arabia.