LAHORE: Lahore Qalandars will be led by pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi in their upcoming HBL Pakistan Super League campaign, its head coach Aaqib Javed and CEO Rana Atif announced here on Monday.
Shaheen will replace Sohail Akhtar as captain in the month-long seventh edition of the PSL, which begins from Jan 27.
Pakistan’s premier pacer Shaheen was previously the vice-captain of the franchise and has picked up 50 wickets in the last six editions.
“The change will help us perform better in the upcoming edition,” Aaqib said at a news conference. “Our aim remains to groom players for the national team.”
Under Sohail’s captaincy, the Qalandars ended as runners-up in the 2020 edition.