KARACHI: PSL team Quetta Gladiators have announced retaining 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.
Bangladesh player Mahmudullah Riyadh was also retained from the diamond categories while Ahmad Shahzad, Moeen Ali, Umar Gul, Luke Wright were among players who were released by the franchise.
Spinner Zulfiqar Babar was also released by the Quetta Gladiators. Muhammad Nabi of Afghanistan was also released by the franchise.
“We wanted Moeen and Nabi, but both were scheduled to be busy with their teams during PSL dates that’s why we retained Mahmudullah in the squad,” said a spokesman for Gladiators.
The franchise didn’t get involved in any pre-draft transfer.