Yasir Arafat promises to ‘perform’ during upcoming Champions League

August 28th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Aug.28 (ANI): Young Pakistan all-rounder Yasir Arafat is eagerly waiting for playing for Sussex in the Champions League scheduled to be held in October.

In an interview with PakPassion.net, Arafat said he hopes that the tournament turns out to be really engrossing and his team finishes in the top two.

“It should be a fantastic tournament and I’m really looking forward to it. We are in Group B and will play New South Wales and the Eagles from South Africa and I’m hopeful that we’ll do well and finish in the top 2 and qualify for the next stage,” he said.

Arafat, who has is a part of 20 man squad named by Sussex which includes also includes Indian leg-spinner Piyush Chawla and West Indian all rounder Dwayne Smith, expressed satisfaction over his stint with the county team.

“I am really enjoying it this season at Sussex, we have been doing really well and of course the Twenty/20 Cup victory at Birmingham was fantastic. Twenty20 finals day was a great experience and winning the Trophy was such a boost for the whole squad,” Arafat said.

Arafat he said he was disappointed at not being selected for the Champions Trophy for Pakistan, but vowed to force his way into the national team through his hard work and performance.

“It’s disappointing to miss out on selection for the Champions Trophy next month in South Africa, but I’m keen to work hard and impress the selectors. Its an important domestic season ahead for a lot of players including myself and my intentions are to remain fully fit,” he added. (ANI)

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