Quetta Gladiators likely to release Shehzad, other star players

Ahmed Shehzad

Quetta Gladiators, the runner-ups for the first two editions of Pakistan Super League, is expected to release some notable players including Pakistan’s star batsman, Ahmed Shehzad ahead of the third edition of the league.

However, the franchise has decided to retain their skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and the prolific English batsman, Kevin Petersen.

Five franchises of the league have to retain ten players from their 20-man squad till the first week of October.

“Umar Gul, Luke Wright, Saad Nasim, Nathan McCullum, Thisara Perera are other notable players to be released for the upcoming draft”, a franchise official told Scoreline Asia.

“We still have time to ponder before submitting the final list however these are the likely omissions as we speak”, he added.

The draft for the third edition of the PSL is scheduled to take place in the second half of October. Before the draft, the new franchise, Multan Sultans, will pick their ten players to be at par with the other franchises of the league.