Shahid Afridi joins Lahore Qalandars for Abu Dhabi T10 League

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Former Pakistan star all-rounder Shahid Afridi has join Lahore Qalandars as Icon Player in the upcoming T10 League.

According to details, two new teams, Qalandars and Bangla Tigers will take part in this year’s T10 League in Abu Dhabi. The latest team, Qalandars, was unveiled with Shahid Afridi signing on as the franchise’s icon player.

Qalandars have close links with their Pakistan Super League (PSL) namesake Lahore Qalandars, with the Pakistani businessman Fawad Rana serving as chairman of both teams.

Bangla Tigers, owned by Bangladeshi businessmen Yasin Chowdhury and Sirajuddin Alam, a former BCB director, were unveiled on Thursday.

“I was very excited to be a part of it from the time I heard it was going to be played in Abu Dhabi,” Shahid Afridi was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

“The first two editions of T10 were in Sharjah and now it is in Abu Dhabi. We will be here to provide fans all the entertainment in this short format of the game.

It is worth mentioning here that the Abu Dhabi T10 League will be commencing from November 14 with a star-studded opening ceremony.