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Pacer Hasan Ali will join Karachi Kings for Pakistan Super League’s 9th edition in 2024 as the franchise bids farewell to its long-time captain Imad Wasim.
In one of the first trades announced ahead of PSL 9, Karachi Kings has traded all-rounder Imad Wasim in return for Islamabad United pacer Hasan Ali, signaling that the hugely popular franchise will now be led by some other player.
Soon after the trade was announced, Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal wrote a lengthy farewell message for Imad Wasim to pay tribute to his leadership and his contribution to the franchise. Salman Iqbal wished Imad Wasim all the best for his future endeavors.
By virtue of this player trade, Karachi Kings have received Islamabad United’s first-round silver pick in exchange for their second-round silver pick.
The successful relegation requests from franchisees ahead of the PSL 2024 Player Draft include Lahore Qalandars’ Mirza Tahir Baig, Islamabad United’s Rumman Raees, and Karachi Kings’ Mir Hamza.
The retentions and trades are to be finalized ahead of the PSL 9 Player Draft, which has been tentatively scheduled for mid-December, after the completion of the National T20. The final of the National T20 is set to be played on 10 December in Karachi.