Young Pakistani cricketer Shadab Khan who is said to be a great discovery of Pakistan Super League 2017 season has got a contract in CPL (Carribean Premier League).
Shadab Khan who grabbed attention from the selectors due to his brilliant performance in PSL for his team Islamabad United has been picked by CPL’s Trinbago Knight Riders for US$30,000. Trinbago Knight Riders are owned by the Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan.
All-rounder Shadab Khan who is 18 years old took nine wickets and scored 66 runs in PSL 2017 while playing on behalf of defending champion Islamabad United.
Contract comparison of PSL with CPL
Pakistani cricket fans are also showing great interest in CPL as the topic is trending on Twitter with #CPLDraft.
Fans are making a comparison of PSL contract amount with that of CPL.
Here is how the difference shows up.
— Habib Arif (@habibarif8632) March 11, 2017
Pakistani cricketers drafted in CPL
Apart from Shadab Khan, many other Pakistani cricketers are playing for the CPL which would take place from August 1 to September 9 in West Indies.
Guyana Amazon warrior has retained the fast bowler Sohail Tanvir for the US $160,000 making him one of the six most expensive picks of CPL.
Other players include Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik.
Jamaica Tallawahs have picked Imad Wasim for $90,000 contract while Barbados Tridents have selected Shoaib Malik for $110,000. while the same team has picked Pakistan’s fast bowler Wahab Riaz for $70,000. Wahab had represented the winning Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 2017 season.
Kamran Akmal who has remained the best performing player of the tournament in recently concluded PSL games has been picked by St. Lucia Stars for $15000.
Should Pakistani cricketers play for CPL
Playing for the foreign leagues provides players a good chance of earning money while gaining experience.
PCB selectors don’t think that playing for foreign leagues would be beneficial for players as they consider it hostile to their fitness.
Selectors have an opinion that indulging in such leagues can make players tired and they don’t remain fit for further tournaments.
According to the selection committee, for Misbah ul Haq it was better to play for Grade 3 national tournament rather than playing T 20 in Hong Kong.