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Six Pakistani cricketers picked for Canada’s Global T20

The second edition of the T20 tournament will kick off on 25th of July in Brampton, Ontario.


Six Pakistani cricketers have been picked for the second edition of Canada’s T20 Global League.

The T20 tournament will kick off on 25th of July in Brampton, Ontario with the final being scheduled for 11th August.

The six cricketers picked by the franchises participating in the league include Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shoaib Malik, and Umar Akmal.

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi and fast-bowler Wahab Riaz have been picked by Brampton Wolves while spinner Shadab Khan and all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz will play for Edmonton Royals.

All-rounder and former skipper Shoaib Malik was picked by Vancouver Knights, meanwhile, Umar Akmal was picked up by Winnipeg Hawks.

The first edition of the tournament took place during June and July 2018 with six teams competing.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) sanctioned the tournament in February 2018, and it is the first fully sanctioned T20 league in North America outside of the Caribbean

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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