Kashmir Super League is Kashmiris first exciting international league played on foreign soil. Kashmir super league was started in September 2015 by the bunch of expat Kashmiris working in Dubai. Few Kashmiris chit chatting about cricket at a tea stall gave birth to the inception of idea of having Kashmir’s own super cricket league. Kashmir super league was initially started with 8 teams in Dubai. The team names were chosen wisely named after the prominent and famous cities of Kashmir, some names were chosen upon the heritage, architectural importance and historical significance of particular town of Kashmir.
Kashmir Super League was started by expat Kashmiri community residing in UAE. The idea of the league primarily was to create Kashmiris own cricketing league which could help all Kashmiris residing in UAE & GCC to come together and socialize binding the community together and providing the means of association locally in UAE.
The first match of the tournament was played between lal bazar lions and tral tigers in the first week of September 2015 in Ajman, Hamriyah ground. Initially KSL was not a hit but gradually it gained attention of the local crowd and by the strong promotions and visibility through online platforms Kashmir Super League shortly became the talk of the town not only restricted to local Kashmiri residents of GCC but also the popularity and following could be seen in Indian Occupied Kashmir, within no time social media got inexplicable with Kashmir super league pictures, videos and its popularity increased considerably. Kashmir super league season one was a successful venture and its popularity made sure its continuity.
The final of Kashmir super league was played at International cricket academy, Dubai between Safakadal Stars and Rajbagh royals. The final witnessed hundreds of spectators gathered to watch the match and online the viewership online had crossed the hundred thousand mark. Kashmir super league was something big now and its success in terms of popularity and fan following gave rise to the mega event of Kashmir super league edition 2.
The popularity of Kashmir super league which is being identified as Kashmiris own first super league played internationally by professional and semi professional cricketers has given birth to a recognized mega cricketing event which is now being played by 14 teams with more than 200 Kashmiri players internationally residing in GCC & UAE.
The basic idea remains the same to bind the Kashmiri community together and the vision remains to become the internationally accepted and recognized Kashmiri super cricketing league which will be stretched internationally to other parts of the world and many players would be acclimatized into the league.