As many as six Pakistani cricketers have been roped in by different franchises for the second edition of the Global T20 Canada, that will begin a week after the ongoing Cricket World Cup final in July. Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal were picked by the franchises participating in the league.
Former Pakistan captain, Shahid Afridi and fast-bowler Wahab Riaz were picked by Brampton Wolves while spinner Shadab Khan and all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz will play for Edmonton Royals. Umar Akmal will also be seen in action, playing for Winnipeg Hawks.
Meanwhile, veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik, who is under fire for a poor show during the ongoing World Cup, will represent Vancouver Knights. The Global T20 will be hosted entirely at Brampton, Ontario, and run from 25 July to 11 August. The six teams will play a round-robin format followed by playoffs., comprising 22 matches in total.