Fast bowler Junaid Khan expected to join Multan Sultans for PSL3.
KARACHI: Fast bowler Junaid Khan is certain to join PSL’s new team Multan Sultans after Peshawar Zalmi announced his release ahead of the players draft for the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL).
27-year old Junaid Khan played two seasons for Peshawar Zalmi but was released ahead of the third season on Thursday.
Reliable sources confirmed to Geo.tv that Multan showed interest in signing Junaid Khan after Peshawar Zalmi requested PSL management to relegate his category from Gold to Silver.
“All the franchises requested to relegate categories of some players, during the process there was an option for other franchises to express desire in picking the player in the same category,” said a source.
“In one such move, Peshawar requested relegation in Junaid’s category and he soon received an offer from Multan Sultan to be picked in the same category,” the source said.
The source further added that the franchise is also likely to pick Shoaib Malik and Keiron Pollard.
“They’ll pick a couple of foreigners, but from the released players Multan Sultans is eying more on picking Pakistani players,” the source added.
Another franchise, Karachi Kings, offered relegations to categories of Imad Wasim and Babar Azam.
Multan showed interest in picking Imad in the same category but later withdrew their interest.
Another franchise requested to acquire Babar Azam in the same category, but Karachi Kings withdrew the relegation request to keep him in the same category.