Rashid Khan will return to the Lahore Qalandars for the remainder of the Pakistan Super League season in Abu Dhabi. Before departing to represent Afghanistan against Zimbabwe, the legspinner played two games for the team.
Shakib al Hasan had been named as Rashid’s substitute by Qalandars, but the all-rounder has withdrawn from the tournament. “I’m thrilled to be back with the Pakistan Super League and the Lahore Qalandars,” Rashid said. “I had a lot of good games with them earlier in the season, and the team is off to a good start, so I’m hoping to help them keep the momentum going.”
The tournament, which began on February 20 in a specially constructed bio-bubble in Karachi, was forced to end after 14 games due to the discovery of Covid-19 cases following a violation of the bio-bubble. The tournament will now begin on June 1 and end on June 20 with the final.
Rashid will join Sussex for the T20 Blast after the PSL and will return to the United Kingdom the next day. “After the PSL, I’m always looking forward to catching up with my teammates at Sussex,” he said. “While the travel constraints have hampered my entry, it is lucky that I am still able to play some top-level cricket before going to Hove later in June.”
The T20 Blast kicks off on June 9th, with Sussex hosting their first match on June 11th. Sussex’s overseas players are David Wiese and Travis Head, who will stand in before Rashid arrives.