Shan Masood, the top-order batsman from Multan Sultans has joined the Karachi Kings squad, and left-arm wrist spinner Faisal Akram is going to Multan Sultans as part of a trade deal between Kings and Sultans.

Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal said, “Shan Masood is welcome to Karachi Kings, Shan Masood is undoubtedly a great addition to the Kings squad. Karachi Kings will take full advantage of Shan Masood’s experience and skills in PSL 9”.

Multan Sultan’s Chief Executive Ali Khan Tareen said: “This has been one of the most exciting trade and retention windows in the history of the HBL Pakistan Super League and we are delighted with how our line-up is shaping. We had two agendas for this trade window: focus on building a strong domestic core and getting the best possible picks in the HBL PSL 9 Player Draft to get the best overseas players for our team combination”.

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“I am over the moon to have finally gotten Faisal Akram in our team. We have been working with him since he was 16. He has been a regular at our academy and camps. He is an extraordinary talent and we are yet to see his best. Now he is part of our team for the next many years, our goal will be to develop him into a national asset” Ali Tareen said.

He further said “I want to thank Shan Masood who has been the longest-serving member of the Sultan’s family. He has been our captain and a huge part of our success. We will miss him and wish him the best in his new team”.