Who is the first Pakistani cricketer to join UAE’s ILT20?

A representative image of ILT20. Courtesy KhelTalk
A consultant picture of ILT20. Courtesy KhelTalk

KARACHI: Power-hitter Azam Khan has turn into the first Pakistani cricketer to join the UAE’s ILT20, in accordance to an ESPN report printed Friday.

The wicketkeeper batter, who has performed 74 T20s thus far, scoring 1449 runs at a strike fee of just below 145, has joined Desert Vipers, the franchise owned by Lancer Capital.

The report said that Khan’s inclusion is topic to a no-objection certificates (NOC) from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to play. He, nevertheless, has been allowed to take part in the Caribbean Premier League after he filed an attraction when his first request was turned down.

The ILT20 is set to launch in January wherein quite a lot of Pakistani cricketers are reportedly to play and that has turn into a sticking level between the gamers and the board.

The franchise house owners are providing profitable packages to the high cricketers.

Azam Khan is joined by Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka), Sam Billings (England), and Sheldon Cottrell (West Indies) in the ILT20.

“The PCB had recently turned down NOCs for a batch of Pakistan players for the BBL draft and it had also refused two requests for NOCs for the ILT20,” the report stated, including the eighth version of the Pakistan Super League is tentatively scheduled to begin simply days after the ILT20 ends in February 2023.

Desert Vipers squad: Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka), Sam Billings (England), Alex Hales (England), Colin Munro (New Zealand), Tom Curran (England), Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal), Ruben Trumpelmann (Namibia), Saqib Mahmood (England), Sherfane Rutherford (West Indies), Ben Duckett (England), Benny Howell (England), Sheldon Cottrell (West Indies), Azam Khan (Pakistan)

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