Lahore Qalandars, Fakhar Zaman part ways ahead of PSL 6

“Thank you, Lahore Qalandars, for the last 4 memorable seasons,' says Fakhar Zaman

December 31, 2020
Fakhar Zaman hits a shot during a match during the PSL. — Twitter 

KARACHI: Cricketer Fakhar Zaman and Lahore Qalandars, a Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise, have parted ways a few months ahead of the series' sixth edition.

Zaman, 30, was in the platinum category of players for the league. He will now go back to the players' draft to be picked by a new team.

“Thank you, Lahore Qalandars, for the last 4 memorable seasons. You have played a huge role in my career by providing me an opportunity to showcase my skills,” Fakhar posted on his social media account.

“Looking forward to a new challenge in the upcoming season,” he added.

Fakhar’s announcement received an immediate endorsement on Twitter from the official account of the Pakistan Super League.

“Star batsman Fakhar Zaman will be moving on to another team this season,” the PSL’s official account tweeted.

“Which team do you think can pick Fakhar Zaman at the PSL draft,” it asked the fans.

The PSL draft for the sixth edition is set to be held on January 10th.

Fakhar Zaman made his PSL debut with Lahore Qalandars in 2017 and has played 40 matches in the last four seasons scoring 1064 runs at an average of 26.60 with help of 7 half-centuries.

There was no immediate reaction from the franchise Lahore Qalandars.

However, sources told Geo that Qalandars are likely to retain Mohammad Hafeez, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Dilber Hussain among local players and David Wiese, Samit Patel, and Ben Dunk from the foreigners’ roster for the next edition of PSL.

Faizan Lakhani is Deputy Editor (Sports) at Geo News.