Veteran cricketers Shahid
Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez and Mohammad Amir get demoted
in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Season seven of the cash-rich league is all set to commence from
January 27 in Karachi, with drafts are going to take place on December 12.
Many of the fans were surprised to see the demotion of
senior players for the upcoming season.
Legendary all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who might be playing his final season, was demoted from Platinum to the Diamond category.
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Similarly, former pacer Mohammad Amir, veteran all-rounders
Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik too were demoted to the Diamond category for Platinum.
Kamran Akaml, 39, who is the second highest-run getter in
the PSL, was demoted to the Gold category from Diamond.
They all were retained by their respective franchises for
the upcoming season of the league.
Afridi will be featuring for the defending champions Multan
Sultans, Malik and Kamran Akmal will be representing Peshawar Zalmi, Mohammad
Hafeez will be in action for Lahore Qalandars and Mohammad Amir will feature
for Karachi Kings.