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Babar, Gayle, Sangakkara to join Karachi Kings in next PSL: Iqbal

Karachi (Online): Karachi Kings’ CEO Salman Iqbal on Friday announced that Babar Azam, Chris Gayle and Kumar Sangakkara will be playing from Karachi Kings franchise in the upcoming Pakistan Super League, a private news channel reported.

In a press conference after the famed talent hunt program ‘Khiladi Ki Khoj’, Mr Iqbal apprised media about the preparations for the upcoming PSL and the team’s plans regarding the emerging players and young talent selected in the talent hunt.

“The talented Pakistani youngster Babar Azam, who scored three consecutive centuries against West Indies will be a part of Karachi Kings. Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Ravi Bopara, Muhammad Amir and Sohail Khan will remain part of our team.”

A squad of 11 players is ready while nine more players are yet to be selected. It was announced that the team selection and buying of players will be done in future through an advisory board comprising national team coach Mickey Arthur, Shoaib Malik, Rashid Latif, Saleem Yusuf, Iqbal Qasim and Azhar Mahmood.

In a first, Mr Iqbal announced some of the most innovative plans to provide exposure and opportunities for the young players selected through the talent hunt program ‘Khiladi Ki Khoj’