Former Pakistan Test captain and Multan Sultans’ Mentor, Wasim Akram, has joined Karachi Kings as a president of the franchise on Wednesday.
The development happened after the star all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi parted ways with Karachi Kings following a disagreement on his participation in the T10 league.
Afridi was also the President of the Kings, a position he took over last year after delinking himself from Peshawar Zalmi.
Owner of the franchise, Salman Iqbal, made this announcement on Twitter.
"Sultan of Swing is The New King" … The Legendary @wasimakramlive joins #KarachiKings as The President of the team ! Welcome !! #BigNews #SalmanIqbal #PSL2019 #DeDhanaDhan @KarachiKingsARY pic.twitter.com/aB5JgUqvFJ
— Salman Iqbal ARY (@Salman_ARY) November 14, 2018
Afridi’s departure came into light when the Kings released their player retention list on Wednesday.
Kings released Afridi but retained left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir, right-handed batsman Babar Azam and Black Caps opening batsman Colin Munro as their Platinum picks.
Boom Boom thanked Kings ‘for the lovely time’ and said he was looking to begin a new chapter in his PSL journey and would follow the upcoming draft that is to be held on November 20 in Islamabad.
Thank you to @KarachiKingsARY for a lovely time.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) November 13, 2018