Indian allrounder Yusuf Pathan will be the first Indian male cricket to feature in the Hong Kong T20 League.
Pathan has signed for the franchise Kowloon Cantons for the second edition of the Hong Kong T20 League.
Tim Cutler, chief executive of Cricket Hong Kong, thanked the BCCI for clearing Yusuf's participation in the tournament and said his presence will be a big boost for the game in the country.
This is amazing news and we are very appreciative of the BCCI in granting this NOC [Non Objection Certificate]. This will go a long way to help the development of the sport in the region and with even more stars still to be announced this is shaping up to be a superb tournament that will be enjoyed by millions across the world.
Big names such as Shahid Afridi, Tymal Mills, Kumar Sangakkara, Johan Botha, Darren Sammy, Tillakaratne Dilshan and James Franklin will also be featuring in this tournament.
The tournament is set to run from March 8 to March 12, 2017.
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