Multan Sultans – the sixth and the newest franchise of the Pakistan Super League — has announced that the star all-rounder Shoaib Malik would be the team’s captain, along with former Pakistan test cricketer Nadeem Khan as team manager.
Along-with Shoaib Malik, right-handed opening specialist and ex-Pakistan batsman, Mohammad Wasim has been appointed to take charge as the team’s batting mentor with former Proteas skipper Johan Botha joining the team as assistant coach.
To ensure the supreme healthcare for the players, Multan Sultans has appointed former Indian cricket team’s physiotherapist Andrew Leipus. Mr. Andrew is currently also serving as Kolkata Knight Riders’ physiotherapist in the Indian Premier League, and has also joined the star-studded coaching panel as physiotherapist for Multan Sultans.
Commenting on the appointment of Shoaib Malik as the skipper, Wasim Akram, director cricket of Multan Sultans, said:
“Shoaib has been in the form of his life, and the rich experience that he possesses after featuring in almost every global T20 league, makes him the best choice to lead the unit.”
“His all-round contribution will significantly benefit every single player in the team, and I am very excited to see him perform in the next PSL season,” he added.