Melbourne Renegades named Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi as one of their two overseas recruits for Australia’s revamped domestic Twenty20 league.
The former Pakistan captain ignored more lucrative offers to join compatriot Abdul Razzaq, who was also named in the Renegades’ 16-member squad. Afridi had played for South Australia in last year’s Big Bash but was keen to be teamed up with Razzaq, who is yet debut in Australia. England’s Owais Shah has joined Pakistani paceman Rana Naveed as the second foreign recruit at Hobart Hurricanes.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 9th, 2011.