Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has pulled out of 2018 season of Caribbean Premier League due a knee problem sustained since Pakistan Super League earlier this year. Afridi will undergo rehabilitation to nurse the injury to regain full fitness.
Afridi announced the decision through a tweet, expressing his disappointment at missing out on the “biggest party in sport” and hoped that Imad Wasim will be an able replacement.
Since the injury while playing for Karachi Kings during the PSL 2018, Afridi has captained an ICC World XI against West Indies in a T20 at Lord’s in July and turned out for Edmonton Royals in the inaugural edition of Global T20 Canada.
Afridi has previously represented St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in 2015, during the third season of CPL.
He was signed up by two-time CPL champions Jamaica Tallawahs for US$130,000 earlier this year on a two-year deal.
Jamaica have announced Australian Adam Zampa as replacement for Afridi.
Tallawahs play their opening game against defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders on August 10.