Veteran batsman Salman Butt is set to supplant harmed Mohammad Hafeez in the Lahore Qalandars squad for the rest of the 2019 Pakistan Super League (PSL), the coordinators declared on Tuesday.
Qalandars skipper Hafeez was governed out of the competition after he cracked his thumb amid the match against Karachi Kings on February 16.
According to the controls of the PSL, the Qalandars had asked for the ‘Occasion Technical Committee’ to supplant Hafeez with Butt, which was affirmed.
“It was lamentable to lose Hafeez. We trust that just an accomplished Pakistani player like Salman Butt can supplant him,” said Lahore’s mentor Aqib Javed.
Butt has been in the player draft for as far back as three years and comes into the competition as a ‘Silver Category’ player, read the post shared by PSL on their site.
“Salman [Butt] is a decent expansion to [the] squad. He was accessible previously and has been in great structure. We trust that he merit an opportunity to exhibit his structure at this dimension too,” said Qalandars’ group supervisor Sameen Rana.
Lahore Qalandars crushed the Karachi Kings on Feb 16 while they lost the two different matches — against Peshawar Zalmi and the arrangement opener against Islamabad United — they have played in the arrangement up until this point.
The Qalandars’ next match will be against the Multan Sultans on Feb 22 in Sharjah.
Butt, in his prime, was the commander of the Pakistan national group before the notorious spot-settling outrage of 2010 crashed his worldwide vocation.