The overseas player draft for the inaugural Qatar T10 League was completed on Tuesday morning in Doha. Twenty Associate players from five nations were selected across the six franchises.
The first ball is due to be delivered this Saturday.
After receiving registrations online each of the teams went through the process of selecting one ‘Icon’ player (US$20,000), three (Full member) Internationals ($15,000, $10,000, $5,000), and three Associates ($3,000 each). While the nomination form made team composition clear, a number of teams have different make-ups.
Shahid Afridi was announced as the event Ambassador back in July, but there was no sign of him at the event, nor in any of the squads. Likewise, despite there being some rumours that Yuvraj Singh would feature in the event, his name was also absent from the draft list.
Icon players – or at least first round picks – were Andrew Fletcher (WI), Luke Wright (Eng), Sohail Tanveer & Mohammad Sami (Pak), Hashim Amla (RSA), and Manpreet Singh Gony (India)
Associate players selected (20):
UAE (8): Abdul Shakoor, Amjad Gul, Amjad Khan, Anish Tandon, Chirag Suri, CP Rizwan, Fahad Nawaz, Sandeep Singh
Oman (6): Aqib Ali, Fayyaz Butt, Mehran Khan, Mohammed Nadeem, Naeem Anwar
Canada (3): Hamandep Singh, Ravinder Singh, Saad bin Zafar
Nepal (2): Adil Khan, Sompal Kami
Netherlands (1): Scott Edwards
Qatar T10 League – full squads:
Sohail Tanveer (Pakistan), Khurram Manzoor (Pakistan), Shahadat Hussain (Bangladesh), Ramith Rambulwella (Sri Lanka), Kithruwan Vithanage (Sri Lanka), Javaid Ahmadi (Afghanistan), Amjad Khan (UAE), Mohammed Nadeem (Oman), CP Rizwan (UAE) and Qatar Players (Awais Malik, Muhammad Tanveer, Mujeeb Khan, Muhammad Ikram, Himanshu Rathod & Imal Malindu Liyanage) (Note: 2 Spots TBA)
Hashim Amla (South Africa), Johnson Charles (West Indies), Salman Butt (Pakistan), Ammad Butt (Pakistan), Tom Abell (England^), Saad bin Zafar (Canada), Aqib Ali (Oman), Fayyaz Butt (Oman) and Qatar Players (Iqbal Hussain Chaudhry, Mohammad Rizlan, Kamran Khan, Taimoor Sajjad, Murad Khan, Irshad Umer, Nawaf Pullangadam & Hussain Khan)
Andrew Fletcher (West Indies), Hussain Talat (Pakistan), Krishmar Santokie (West Indies), Kennar Lewis (West Indies), Aftab Alam (Afghanistan), Bilawal Iqbal (Pakistan^), Sompal Kami (Nepal), Abdul Shakoor (UAE), Amjad Gul (UAE), Hamandep Singh (Canada) and Qatar Players (Noman Sarwar, Musawir Khan, Asif Raja, Imran Ashraf, Jassom Khan & Bilal Butt)
Manpreet Singh Gony (India), Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan), Naeem Islam (Bangladesh), Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe), Rishu Chopra (India^), Sandeep Singh (UAE), Scott Edwards (Netherlands), Rana Naeem Anwar (Oman) and Qatar Players (Owais Ahmed, Raja Amir, Andri Berenger, Dharmang Patel, Imraz Rafi, Talal Ahmed & Afsarullah Khan)
Mohammad Sami (Pakistan), Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka), Sharjeel Khan (Pakistan), Malinda Pushpakumara (Sri Lanka), Afsar Zarzai (Afghanistan), Karim Sadiq (Afghanistan), Fahad Nawaz (UAE), Adil Khan (Nepal), Mehran Khan (Oman), and Qatar Players (Faisal Khan, Khurram Shehzad, Muhammad Nafees, Qalander Khan & Saqlain Arshad)
Luke Wright (England), Kamran Akmal (Pakistan), Imran Nazir (Pakistan), Danza Hyatt (West Indies), Shafiqullah Shafaq (Afghanistan), Richmond Mutumbami (Zimbabwe), Jahanzeb Naveed (Pakistan^), Anish Tandon (UAE), Chirag Suri (UAE), Ravinder Singh (Canada) and Qatar Players (Zaheeruddeen, Inam Ul Haq, Sadiq NM, Zainu Dheen, Gayan Wimalshantha & Zahanzeb Ashad)
^: Full member signed as an Associate