Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi will be moving from Peshawar Zalmi to Karachi Kings, confirmed PCB in a press release on Tuesday. As part of the trade, Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings will be swapping picks in the Gold and Silver categories of the Player Draft.
Afridi was instrumental in Zalmi's victorious campaign last season before missing the final because of injury. The former Pakistan skipper will now represent Karachi Kings in the HBL Pakistan Super League.
Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi thanked Shahid Afridi for his efforts. "Shahid is a world-class player and the entire Peshawar Zalmi family thanks him for his contributions to our team," said Javed Afridi. "He is like a brother and we wish him the very best of luck in this new journey.
"Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal expressed his delight that the trade was finalised. "Shahid Afridi is the biggest name in Pakistan cricket and we are extremely pleased to have him on board," said Iqbal. "Afridi brings a wealth of experience and a never-say-die attitude to our dressing room," added the Karachi Kings owner.