Pakistani cricket captain Babar Azam has signed a contract with the Lanka Premier League. According to Sri Lankan media, Babar Azam is included in the list of cricketers who had been directly signed in the LPL.
Colombo signed a contract with Babar Azam, besides Matheesha Pathirana and Chamika Karunaratne.
David Miller, Matthew Wade, Shakib Al Hasan, and Tabraiz Shamsi have also been directly signed in the LPL.
According to Sri Lankan media, the selection of players for the Sri Lankan Premier League will be held on June 11.
The Lanka Premier League is scheduled to start from July 31 to August 22.
Babar Azam, one of Pakistan’s most successful captains, is currently in good form and will also represent his country through the October 2023 World Cup in India.
Although the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had not yet made the formal announcement, reports said that the Board’s think-tank, which consists of chairman of the Management Committee Najam Sethi, chief selector Haroon Rashid, and director of coaching Mickey Arthur, unanimously decided to trust Babar as the team’s captain through the 2023 World Cup. Along with serving as the team’s captain during the World Cup, he will also represent the group in all competitions and series building up to the major event.
These include the two Test match series against Sri Lanka, three-match ODI series against Afghanistan and Asia Cup to be hosted by Pakistan in September.