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International LeagueT20: Azam Khan becomes the first Pakistan player to join UAE’s ILT20

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Wicketkeeper-batsman Azam Khan has become the first Pakistan player to join International League T20 (ILT20).

The 24-year-old, Azam Khan, is among the overseas players recruited by Desert Vipers, the franchise owned by Lancer Capital. The multinational firm, Lancer Capital also owns the Manchester United team in the English Premier League. He is the first Pakistani player to sign the ILT20 which has five other franchises, all owned by the Indians.

Azam has so far played 74 T20s, scoring 1449 runs at a strike rate of just under 145. Besides, he has represented Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators in the PSL, Galle Gladiators in Lanka Premier League, and Barbados Royals in the CPL.

The franchise introduced him in a social media post, saying;

Desert Vipers squad so far: Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka), Sam Billings (England), Alex Hales (England), Colin Munro (New Zealand), Tom Curran (England), Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal), Ruben Trumpelmann (Namibia), Saqib Mahmood (England), Sherfane Rutherford (West Indies), Ben Duckett (England), Benny Howell (England), Sheldon Cottrell (West Indies), Azam Khan (Pakistan)

The International League T20 is all set to launch in January next year.

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