Salman Butt replaces Hafeez in Lahore Qalandars


DUBAI: Opener Salman Butt will replace Mohammad Hafeez in Lahore Qalandars’ squad for Pakistan Super League 2019.
Hafeez has been ruled out of the tournament after fracturing his thumb during his side’s February 16 match against Karachi Kings.
Lahore Qalandars requested the Event Technical Committee, headed by Mudassar Nazar, to replace Hafeez with Salman. The request has been approved.
Salman had been in the player draft for the past three years and comes in as a Silver Category player.
Qalandars coach Aqib Javed said: “It was unfortunate to lose Hafeez. We believe that only an experienced Pakistani player like Salman Butt can replace him.”
Team manager Sameen Rana said: “Salman is a good addition to the squad. He was available in past and has been in good form. We believe that he deserves a chance to showcase his form at this level as well.”


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