Afridi & 10 Other Pakistanis to Play the Inaugural Global T20 Canada League

The Global T20 Canada League is set to commence from 28th June and a number of Pakistanis are set to participate in the inaugural edition of the league.

Strangely enough, the suspended duo of David Warner and Steve Smith have also been cleared to participate in the league along with Darren Sammy, Dwayne Bravo and Chris Gayle.

A total of six teams will be participating and squads have been finalized following a 16 round drafting phase.


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Pakistanis Participating In the League

  • Shahid Afridi
  • Kamran Akmal
  • Muhammad Hafeez
  • Muhammad Irfan
  • Sohail Tanveer
  • Hussain Talat
  • Rumman Raees
  • Asif Ali
  • Ali Khan*
  • Hasan Khan
  • Agha Salman
  • Usama Mir

*Ali Khan is not the Sailkot Stallions all-rounder. Khan moved to Ohio 9 years ago and he dismissed Sangakkara on his CPL debut.

Complete Squads Participating In Global T20:

Toronto Nationals: Darren Sammy, Steve Smith, Kieron Pollard, Kamran Akmal, Hussain Talat, Ruman Rias, Nikhil Dutta, Johnson Charles, Kesrick Williams, Naveed Ahmed, Nasakat Khan, Farhan Malik, Nitesh Kumar, Usama Mir, Rohan Mustafa, Muhammad Umair Ghani.

Vancouver Knights: Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Evin Lewis, Tim Southee, Chadwick Walton, Fawad Ahmed, Babar Hayat, Sheldon Cottrell, Saad Bin Zafar, Ruvindu Gunasekara, Srimantha Wijeratne, Kamau Leverock, Steven Jacobs, Salman Nazar, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Jeremy Gordon.

Winnipeg Hawks: Dwayne Bravo, David Miller, David Warner, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Rayad Emrit, Ben McDermott, Ali Khan, Hamza Tariq, Junaid Siddique, Tion Webster, Rizwan Cheema, Hiral Patel, Mark Deyal, Kyle Phillip.

Edmonton Royals:  Shahid Afridi, Chris Lynn, Luke Ronchi, Mohammed Irfan, Sohail Tanvir, Christiaan Jonker, Wayne Parnell, Asif Ali, Hasan Khan, Agha Salman, Shaiman Anwar, Ammar Khalid, Satsimranjit Dhindsa, Ahmed Raza, Simon Pervez, Abraash Khan.

Montreal Tigers: Lasith Malinga, Sunil Narine, Thisara Perera, Mohammad Hafeez, Denesh Ramdin, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sikandar Raza, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, George Worker, Najibullah Zadran, Cecil Pervez, Mohammed Ibrahim Khaleel, Dilon Heylinger, Nicholas Kirton, Rayyankhan Pathan.

You can read more about the league here.

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