West Indies star Chris Gayle will play for Karachi Kings in the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) after the Karachi-based franchise traded Pakistan fast bowler Sohail Tanvir with the Lahore Qalandars for securing the services of the explosive batsman.
The team recently organised a talent hunt program named Khiladi Ki Khoj, to unearth young talents for Karachi Kings A team, a stepping stone to the senior side.
The team would be looking to improve their last season’s dismal performance where they finished fourth in the five-team tournament. They have also signed former Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara, who will play the role of player-cum-mentor. The franchise has also signed Pakistan batsman Babar Azam who recently hit three centuries on the trot in the ODI series against West Indies.
The team had recently organised a talent hunt program named Khiladi Ki Khoj, to find new talents. Talking about the program, team owner Salman Iqbal said: “The amount of talent that we have got to see during the trial period has been astounding. With thousands of players coming in from all over Pakistan, we feel proud to be part of an initiative that is making efforts to bring in new blood to this great game.”
He said that his team riding high on confidence and is ready to deliver a “ground-breaking performance in the field”.
“Our confidence and belief in Karachi Kings have never been higher, with the morale of the team in high spirits, we are ready to take on any challenge and the team is all set to give a ground-breaking performance in the field,” added a confident Iqbal.
The five-team tournament is scheduled to be played in February 2017 in UAE.