KPL teams tweak squads following absence of local, foreign players
The Kashmir Premier League (KPL) franchises made supplementary additions in the squads at the last minute due to the absence of a few local and foreign cricketers.
Bagh Stallions have snapped talented all-rounder Aamer Yamin in the Gold category.
The franchise will be without their overseas player wicket-keeper batsman Phil Mustard.
Meanwhile, Mirpur Royals have roped in left-arm spinner Kashif Bhatti and young pacer Sameen Gul in Silver and Gold categories, respectively.
Moreover, Rawlakot Hawks picked veteran left-hander Umar Amin in the Gold Category whereas Quaid-e-Azam Trophy’s last season’s highest-run getter Kamran Ghulam will be replacing middle-order batsman Haris Sohail in the Overseas Warriors squad.
Other than that, seasoned wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal will lead Kotli Lions in the tournament in place of star opening batsman Fakhar Zaman.
Reportedly, officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had contacted their counterparts in other cricket governing bodies and threatened to ban their cricketers from working in India if they participated in the KPL.
Subsequently, Monty Panesar, Owais Shah, Matt Prior, and Phil Mustard, who had earlier signed for the league, withdrew from the inaugural edition of the KPL.
The league will be played from August 6 to 17 in Muzaffarabad.
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