LAHORE – After picking star all-rounder and former national T20 skipper Shahid Afridi from Peshawar Zalmi, another trade was finalised in the HBL Pakistan Super League on Thursday with Karachi Kings trading fast-bowler Sohail Khan with Lahore Qalandars for wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan.
Sohail Khan, who was the leading bowler in season 2, is part of a deal which will give Karachi the first pick in Gold category. In return, Lahore Qalandars will be taking up Karachi’s fifth pick in the same category.
— Karachi Kings (@KarachiKingsARY) October 5, 2017
Meanwhile, Quetta Gladiators have decided to retain skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and former England batsman Kevin Pietersen for the third edition of Pakistan Super League.
The franchise, which was the runner-up in both the previous editions of the tournament, is also retaining South Africa’s Rilee Rossouw, all-rounders Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali and Hassan Khan, fast bowler Mir Hamza and batsman Asad Shafiq.
However, Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Gul, Tymal Mills, Zulfiqar Babar are to be released by the franchise.
— Quetta Gladiators (@TeamQuetta) October 5, 2017
Islamabad United, the inaugural PSL champions, have decided to release pacer Mohammad Irfan, but is keeping Mohammad Sami and Windies’ all-rounder Andre Russell in their roster.
October 5 marks the deadline for players’ transfer, release and retention for the next edition of PSL.