KARACHI: Former captain Shoaib Malik and flamboyant batsman Chris Gayle are among the top players released by PSL team Karachi Kings, ahead of the third edition of Pakistan Super League.
The list of retained players of Karachi Kings was announced Thursday by the PSL management. The only foreign player to be retained by Karachi Kings was England’s Ravi Bopara.
Another surprising release by Karachi Kings was former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara. West Indian Kieron Pollard was also among the players released by franchise.
The Karachi Kings was also involved in two players trading; the major one receiving Shahid Afridi from Peshawar Zalmi, who was traded against three picks in draft.
The PSL franchise also traded fast bowler Sohail Khan to Lahore Qalandars and got wicket keeper Muhammad Rizwan added to their squad.
Kings’ retained players include Muhammad Aamir, Imad Wasim, Babar Azam, Usama Mir, Usman Shinwari and Khurram Manzoor.