Lahore Qalandars (LQ) is a professional PSL franchise. This team represents the Lahore city of Punjab Province in Pakistan. Lahore Qalandars has home ground in Lahore “Gaddafi Stadium”. This franchise is owned by Qatar Lubricants Company Limited (QALCO). Brendon McCullum is the captain of the Lahore Qalandars team while Paddy Upton is the coach of the side. It is the second most expensive franchise in PSL after Karachi Kings.
Lahore Qalandars team was established when PCB officially announced the PSL. On 03 December 2015 PCB sold the Lahore Qalandars franchise to Qatar Lubricants Company Limited (QALCO) for US $ 24 Million for the period of 10 years.
Previous two seasons of PSL was very disappointed for Lahore Qalandars and it could not even go to qualifier round.
In first edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2016, Lahore Qalandars key players were Chris Gayle, Umar Akmal, Dwayne Bravo, Azhar Ali & Yasir Shah. Azhar Ali was the captain of the side. Team ended at last position at the points table. It played 8 T20 matches in 2016 edition and only win two of them.
In second edition of PSL 2017, Chris Gayle was traded against Sohail Tanvir and Sohaib Maqsood was traded against Aamer Yamin. Dwayne Bravo & Anton Devcich was replaced against Jason Roy & James Franklin. Shaun Tait was replaced against Chris Green. In 2017 edition Brandon McCullum was signed as captain of the side. In spite of these changes Lahore Qalandars team cannot perform well and repeat its previous performance. It played 8 matches in 2017 (2nd edition of PSL) but only can win three out of it. It remains as last number team in group round.
Title Name & Logo
Fawad Rana owner of the team launched its name as “Lahore Qalandars” on 12 December 2015. “Qalandar” is a famous term and it describes the Sufi mystics or saints whose shrines attract millions of devotees and tourists around the world. Lahore Qalandars’ logo features a Sufi performing the famous Sufi whirling along with three stumps to his right and a cricket ball in the bottom, and its represent the Sufi culture of the Punjab (Lahore). Lahore Qalandars’ kit colour was red & black in first edition of PSL 2016 but in second edition 2017 red colour turning into green colour.
|Year||Kit Manufacturer||Chest Branding||Front Branding||Back Branding||Sleeve Branding|
|2016||Millat Sports||Geo News||Jazz||Al-Karam Textiles||QALCO, Mobilink|
|2017||QALCO, Huawei, Royal Palm.|
Lahore Qalandars Current Team Squad:
|Jason Roy||Right Handed Batsman||Replacement Signing||2017||Overseas|
|Cameron Delport||Left Handed Batsman||US $ 50,000||2016||Overseas|
|Right Handed Batsman||US $ 140,000||2017||Overseas|
|Umar Akmal||Right Handed Batsman||US $ 140,000||2016||Local|
|Fakhar Zaman||Left Handed Batsman||US $ 25,000||2017||Local|
|Azhar Ali||Right Handed Batsman||US $ 25,000||2016||Local|
|Saif Badar||Right Handed Batsman||US $ 10,000||2017||Local|
|James Franklin||Left Handed Batsman & Left-arm medium Fast||Replacement Signing||2017||Overseas|
|Grant Elliot||Right Handed Batsman & Right-arm fast medium||Disclosed Amount||2017||Overseas|
|Sohail Tanvir||Right handed batsman & Right-arm medium Fast||US $ 70,000||2017||Local|
|Aamir Yameen||Right Handed Batsman & Right-arm medium fast||US $ 25,000||2017||Local|
|Bilawal Bhatti||Right Handed Batsman & Right-arm Fast||US $ 25,000||2017||Local|
|Usman Qadir||Left Handed Batsman & Leg break Spin||US $ 10,000||2017||Local|
|Mohammad Rizwan||Right Handed Batsman||US $ 50,000||2016||Local|
|Yasir Shah||Right-arm Leg Spin||US $ 70,000||2017||Local|
|Mohammad Irfan (2)||Right-arm Fast||US $ 10,000||2017||Local|
|Sunil Narine||Right-arm Off-spin||US $ 140,000||2017||Overseas|
|Chris Green||Right-arm Off Break||Replacement Signing||2017||Overseas|
|Zafar Gohar||Slow left arm Orthodox||US $ 25,000||2016||Local|
|Ghulam Mudassar||Left –arm fast medium||US $ 10,000||2017||Local|
Management & Coaching Staff:
|Rana Fawad (QALCO)||Owner|
|Rana Sameen||Team Manager|
|Paddy Upton||Head Coach|
|Shawn Bradstreet||Fielding Coach|