LAHORE: All-rounder Iftikhar Ahmed has parted ways with Quetta Gladiators and will wear the colours of Multan Sultans in the ninth season of Pakistan Super League (PSL), while Rilee Rossouw will return to Gladiators.
The trade deal saw Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultans swapping Iftikhar Ahmed and Rilee Rossouw, as well as, Sultans getting the first pick in the platinum category round one while Gladiators will get the first pick in the silver round one.
🔥🚨 Box-office Trade Alert 🚨🔥
🔁Iftikhar Ahmed joins Multan Sultans
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) November 30, 2023
Iftikhar Ahmed has previously represented Peshawar Zalmi, Karachi Kings and Islamabad United, along with Gladiators in PSL and Multan Sultans will be his fifth team.
Meanwhile, Rilee Rossouw was part of Quetta Gladiators’ PSL winning team in 2019, having represented the team from 2017-2019.
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The process of local player category renewals for the upcoming ninth edition of the tournament was completed on 10 November with categories upgraded for nine players.
The registration window for foreign players was opened on 25 October with several top players across the globe showing interest.
The PSL Player Draft for the ninth season will take place at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore on 13 December 2023.
The retentions and trades are to be finalized before the PSL 9 Player Draft, after the completion of the National T20.
Earlier, Karachi Kings traded Imad Wasim to Islamabad United for Hasan Ali and received Islamabad United’s first-round silver pick in exchange for their second silver pick.