In a strategic move for the ninth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Karachi Kings has appointed Shan Masood as their captain. This decision was disclosed by the team’s owner, Salman Iqbal, ahead of the PSL Draft in Lahore. Masood, already serving as the Test team captain, brings valuable leadership experience to the T20 format. Salman Iqbal emphasized Masood’s proven track record in leading teams, making him a fitting choice for the role.
Adding to the team’s restructuring, Phil Simmons has been named as the Head Coach for PSL 9. Simmons, renowned for his successful coaching tenure with the West Indies during the 2016 T20 World Cup, is set to bring a wealth of experience and strategic acumen to Karachi Kings. His enthusiasm for the role is underlined by his familiarity with Karachi from his playing days, further strengthening the team’s coaching setup.
With Masood at the helm and Simmons steering the coaching efforts, Karachi Kings aims to combine leadership prowess and strategic coaching to enhance their performance in the upcoming PSL season, creating anticipation and excitement among fans and cricket enthusiasts alike.