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Pakistani cricketers join Antigua & Barbuda Falcons for CPL 2024

Despite their current commitments with the Pakistan cricket team in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024, the trio has sealed deals with the CPL side ahead of the upcoming 2024 season

Pakistani cricketers join Antigua & Barbuda Falcons for CPL 2024 PHOTO: AFP

Three Pakistani cricketers, Mohammad Amir, Fakhar Zaman, and Imad Wasim, have officially joined the Antigua & Barbuda Falcons, a new team in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20, as announced by the franchise on Monday.

Despite their current commitments with the Pakistan cricket team in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024, the trio has sealed deals with the CPL side ahead of the upcoming 2024 season. 

The Antigua & Barbuda Falcons are a fresh addition to the CPL T20 league, stepping in to replace the disbanded Jamaica Tallawahs. The decision to disband the Tallawahs was made by the team's owner, citing sustainability issues.

As part of their roster building, the Falcons have already secured the services of 12 players, including notable names such as Afghanistan’s versatile all-rounder Azmatullah Omarzai, along with West Indies players Brandon King and Fabian Allen.

However, the franchise still has five vacant spots to fill in their squad. These remaining slots are expected to be filled during the Draft, scheduled to take place in July.

The addition of Amir, Zaman, and Wasim to the Falcons' lineup adds significant firepower and experience, enhancing the team's prospects for the upcoming CPL season.

Antigua & Barbuda Falcons squad:

Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman, Brandon King, Fabian Allen, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Amir, Chris Green, Hayden Walsh Jr, Shamar Springer, Kelvin Pitman, Jewel Andrew, Joshua James