Karachi: Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi has been retained by Birmingham Phoenix for the first season of England’s new franchise cricket league ‘The Hundred’.
The eight teams were allowed to retain as many players from their 2020 squad which were initially selected through a draft that took place in October 2019.
Another draft will take place prior to the tournament. The teams will also have the option for a final Wildcard pick.
On the other hand, all-rounder Shadab Khan has not been retained by Southern Brave as he was one of the only three Pakistani to be picked for this tournament. Pacer Mohammad Amir will be seen in the action for London Spirit.
Note, the new 100-ball format was shifted to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As many as eight franchises will take part in it and the tournament will be based on the Round-robin league and Playoffs.