Pakistan Super League team Peshawar Zalmi current champion of PSL have appointed Doctor Zafar Iqbal as the team medical adviser in the third season. Dr. Zafar Iqbal has also served as the team doctor of English Premier League club Liverpool FC. He is also the current head of sports medicine at Crystal Palace FC.
Dr. Zafar Iqbal will advise both Peshawar Zalmi and Benoni Zalmi cricket teams on sports medicine. Peshawar Zalmi also announced that he will also work with Peshawar Zalmi Foundation on youth development and physical fitness awareness projects.
— PeshawarZalmi (@PeshawarZalmi) October 11, 2017
Peshawar Zalmi Chairman Javed Afridi welcomed Dr. Zafar Iqbal to the Zalmi family. He hoped that his efforts would add more value to the quality of sporting talent that Zalmi platforms are producing.
Dr. Zafar Iqbal expressed his interest to work with Zalmi players to increase the love of Zalmi fans in a tweet.
— PeshawarZalmi (@PeshawarZalmi) October 12, 2017
Dr. Zafar Iqbal is a sports medicine expert having worked with world class athletes and footballers teams. Teams include Gareth Bale, Luis Suárez, Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard.
His experience of working with several Pakistan cricketers in helping them recover from game-related injuries will now find a wider platform at Zalmi and the group welcomes him enthusiastically and with high hopes, the press release added.