Narine, Akmal join Gladiators, McCullum parts ways with Qalandars
Quetta Gladiators have added Sunil Narine and Umar Akmal to their squad for the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League. The two-time finalists traded the duo with Lahore Qalandars for Rahat Ali and Hassan Khan.
Spin wizard Sunil Narine has made his reputation no harm with the bat of late and comes with a hefty experience of 299 T20 appearances and 342 wickets across different competitions. He joined Lahore Qalandars in 2017 and picked up 20 wickets at an average of 20.65.
Umair Akmal amassed 556 runs at the strike rate of over 135 in his 20 PSL appearances for the Qalandars.
As part of the deal, Lahore Qalandars will be taking Quetta Gladiators’ first round Platinum pick and Quetta Gladiators will be getting Lahore Qalandars' Silver round pick in the second round.
Qalandars decide against retaining McCullum
Meanwhile, Lahore Qalandars have decided against retaining Brendon McCullum for the upcoming edition of the league. The former New Zealand skipper took to Twitter to announce his departure with the franchise.
McCullum appeared in 18 matches for the Qalandars, leading them in two editions the Pakistan Super League. He could only manage to score 311 runs during the course of his stay.
Earlier, Quetta Gladiators ropped in Sohail Tanvir from Multan Sultans at the expense of a Diamond round pick.
The fourth season of PSL will start from February 14th, 2019.