The draft for the inaugural edition for the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) was held in Islamabad on Saturday. All the six franchises picked up star players and formulated their potential title winning squads.
The 18-match tournament will be played at Muzzafarabad Cricket Stadium and is scheduled to begin from 6 August, with the final set to be played on 16 August.
The six franchises include Muzzafarabad Tigers, Bagh Stallions, Rawalakot Hawks, Kotli Lions, Mirpur Royals and Overseas Warriors. All the teams will be led by Pakistan national team players such as Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Fakhar Zaman and Shahid Afridi.
The league will also feature former international stars such as Herschelle Gibbs, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Monty Panesar.
Let’s have a look at the squads for the six franchises:
|Mohammad Hafeez (c)||Tillakaratne Dilshan||Sohail Tanvir||Sohaib Maqsood||Mohammad Waseem Jnr.|
|Arshad Iqbal||Zeeshan Ashraf||Sohail Akhtar||Usama Mir||Anwar Ali|
|Arsalan Arif||Tahir Hussain||Inzamam-ul-Haq||Usman Arshad||Taimoor Sultan|
|Shadab Khan (c)||Phil Mustard||Shan Masood||Iftikhar Ahmed||Umaid Asif|
|Rohail Nazir||Mohammad Ilyas||Mohammad Imran||Zeeshan Malik||Usman Mughal|
|Zeeshan Zameer||Furqan Shafique||Safyan Moqeem||Mohammad Junaid||Amir Sohail|
|Shahid Afridi (c)||Matt Prior||Mohammad Hasnain||Hussain Talat||Ahmed Shehzad|
|Danish Aziz||Waqas Maqsood||Zafar Gohar||Bismillah Khan||M. Imran Randhawa|
|Kashir Ali||Faisal Altaf||Zaman Khan||Samiullah Afridi||Shahid Ilyas|
|Fakhar Zaman (c)||Monty Panesar||Kamran Akmal||Asif Ali||Usman Qadir|
|Imran Khan||Akif Javed||Khalid Usman||Irfanullah Shah||Junaid Ali|
|Abdullah Syed||Syed Hashim Ali||Hassan Raza||Yasir Jan||Abdul Rehman|
|Shoaib Malik (c)||Owais Shah||Sharjeel Khan||Khushdil Shah||Mohammad Irfan|
|Salman Irshad||Amad Butt||Mukhtar Ahmed||Abrar Ahmed||Mohammad Akhlaq|
|Shadab Majeed||Danyal Allah Ditta||Mohammad Taha||Ibtesam-ul-Haq||Ammad Alam|
|Imad Wasim (c)||Herschelle Gibbs||Haider Ali||Azam Khan||Sohail Khan|
|Mohammad Musa||Haris Sohail||Qasim Akram||Hammad Azam||Mohammad Abbas Afridi|
|Rashid Naseer||Uthman Ali Khan||Naveed Ahmed||Waleed Ahmed||M. Raza-ul-Mustafa|