Wasim Akram has relinquished his role as the mentor of Islamabad United, Islamabad-based PSL franchise, his manager Arsalan Shah confirmed to Cricingif on Tuesday.
The legendary fast-bowler had been with the franchise since the introduction of the PSL last year and is credited widely for his role behind Islamabad United’s triumph in the first edition.
“I can confirm to you that Wasim Akram has left Islamabad United,” Shah said in a voice message, adding that the former Pakistan captain is in talks with various franchises for the third edition.
Cricingif can confirm that Akram will be donning Multan's colours, the new entrant in the PSL, in the third edition in 2017.
“Wasim [Akram] is in talks with some franchises but he will opt for Multan,” a source close to Akram confirmed to Cricingif.
The PSL added Multan as the sixth franchise in June this year. The Schön Group, a Dubai-based enterprise, won the rights, worth USD 5.2 million per year, for eight years. As many as 30 companies had placed bids for the rights.