Sarfaraz Ahmed quits as captain of Quetta Gladiators

Sarfaraz Ahmed quits as captain of Quetta Gladiators

Left-handed batter Saud Shakeel was appointed as the Gladiators' vice-captain.
Sarfaraz Ahmed quits as captain of Quetta Gladiators

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13 Feb 2024

Sarfaraz Ahmed on Tuesday resigned as captain of Quetta Gladiator. South African cricketer Rilee Rossouw has replaced Sarfaraz as captain ahead of the ninth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Pakistan cricketer Saud Shakeel was appointed as the Gladiators' vice-captain.

Ahmed had spearheaded the Gladiators for the first nine seasons of the premium tournament.

This will be the first time that the Gladiators will have a regular captain.

Under Ahmed, the Gladiators had reached the final of the premium tournament three times. It was in 2019 that the Gladiators lifted the PSL trophy.

Earlier, Quetta’s owner Nadeem Omer, who has always praised Sarfaraz, confirmed to Geo News that the wicketkeeper batter aims to take a break from captaincy.

"Sarfaraz wants to take a break from captaincy with new head coach Shane Watson set to decide who will lead the side after consulting with the team management," Nadeem said.

Quetta Gladiators' PSL 9 squad

Rilee Rossouw (Platinum), Mohammad Wasim, Jason Roy, Wanindu Hasaranga (all Diamond), Sarfaraz Ahmed (Brand Ambassador) Abrar Ahmed, Mohammad Hasnain (all Gold), Mohammad Amir, Will Smeed (Silver) Saud Shakeel, Sajjad Ali, Usman Qadir, Adil Naz, Khawaja Nafay, Akeal Hosein, Sohail Khan, Omair Yousuf, Sherfane Rutherford, Bismillah Khan (partial replacement for Wanindu Hasaranga), Sufiyan Muqeem

Quetta Gladiators PSL 9 schedule

February 18, 2024 Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore

February 19, 2024 Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore

February 22, 2024 Quetta Gladiators v Islamabad United, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore

February 25, 2024 Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators, Multan Cricket Stadium

February 29, 2024 Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators, National Bank Stadium

March 2, 2024 Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators, Pindi Cricket Stadium

March 6, 2024 Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings, Pindi Cricket Stadium

March 8, 2024 Peshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators, Pindi Cricket Stadium

March 10, 2024 Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars, National Bank Stadium

March 12, 2024 Quetta Gladiators v Multan Sultans, National Bank Stadium

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