The culture of franchise league cricket has not only encouraged the involvement of associate players into mainstream cricket, but it also helps players in sharing dressing room with top international stars and learn from them.
The draft of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season 7 was held recently as franchises finalized their squads before the end of the deadline. Pakistani players were in great demand as franchises bought the most impactful players from the country.
Star all-rounder Shadab Khan has been acquired by Guyana Amazon Warriors where he would be in company of players like Nicholas Pooran, Shoaib Malik, Shimron Hetmyer, and many other T20 superstars.
Master blaster Asif Ali and Imad Wasim have been acquired by the Barbados Tridents while all-rounder Amad Butt has gone to Jamaica Tallawahs. Upcoming Pakistani speedster, Mohammad Hasnain, would make his CPL debut this year as he has been picked by Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) after his performances in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).