KARACHI: Quetta Gladiators have replaced Akmal with Anwar Ali in the line-up for the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 following the event’s technical committee’s approval.
The press release announcing Akmal’s suspension had said that Quetta Gladiators are “allowed to apply for Umar Akmal’s replacement in the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020.” The technical committee is chaired by PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan and it includes Bazid Khan, Marina Iqbal, Sameer Khosa and Dr Sohail Saleem.
32-year-old Ali comes in as a silver category player and has been part of the Quetta Gladiators squad in all previous editions. Ali has scored a total of 191 runs and taken 23 wickets in the 32 matches he has played in the league so far.
The Gladiators — who won the title last year — are ready to face off against two-time winners Islamabad United today in the first match of this year’s installment on HBL PSL.