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Lahore Qalandars

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.

Franchise History:

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 Performances:

Previous two seasons of PSL was very disappointed for Lahore Qalandars and it could not even go to qualifier round.

2016 Edition:

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.

2017 Edition:

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.

Teams Sponsors:

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:

Name Nationality Style Salary Joined Notes

Batsman

Jason Roy England Right Handed Batsman Replacement Signing 2017 Overseas
Cameron Delport South Africa Left Handed Batsman US $ 50,000 2016 Overseas
Brendon McCullum

 

(Captain)

New Zealand Right Handed Batsman US $ 140,000 2017 Overseas
Umar Akmal Pakistan Right Handed Batsman US $ 140,000 2016 Local
Fakhar Zaman Pakistan Left Handed Batsman US $ 25,000 2017 Local
Azhar Ali Pakistan Right Handed Batsman US $ 25,000 2016 Local
Saif Badar Pakistan Right Handed Batsman US $ 10,000 2017 Local

All-Rounder

James Franklin New Zealand Left Handed Batsman & Left-arm medium Fast Replacement Signing 2017 Overseas
Grant Elliot New Zealand Right Handed Batsman & Right-arm fast medium Disclosed Amount 2017 Overseas
Sohail Tanvir Pakistan Right handed batsman & Right-arm medium Fast US $ 70,000 2017 Local
Aamir Yameen Pakistan Right Handed Batsman & Right-arm medium fast US $ 25,000 2017 Local
Bilawal Bhatti Pakistan Right Handed Batsman & Right-arm Fast US $ 25,000 2017 Local
Usman Qadir Pakistan Left Handed Batsman & Leg break Spin US $ 10,000 2017 Local
Wicket-Keeper
Mohammad Rizwan Pakistan Right Handed Batsman US $ 50,000 2016 Local
Bowlers
Yasir Shah Pakistan Right-arm Leg Spin US $ 70,000 2017 Local
Mohammad Irfan (2) Pakistan Right-arm Fast US $ 10,000 2017 Local
Sunil Narine Trinidad and Tobago Right-arm Off-spin US $ 140,000 2017 Overseas
Chris Green Australia Right-arm Off Break Replacement Signing 2017 Overseas
Zafar Gohar Pakistan Slow left arm Orthodox US $ 25,000 2016 Local
Ghulam Mudassar Pakistan Left –arm fast medium US $ 10,000 2017 Local

 

Management & Coaching Staff:

Name Position
Pakistan Rana Fawad (QALCO) Owner
Pakistan Rana Atif CEO
Pakistan Rana Sameen Team Manager
South Africa Paddy Upton Head Coach
Australia Shawn Bradstreet Fielding Coach
Pakistan Aqib Javed Director
Australia John Gloster Physio

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