Rumman Raees, Pakistan’s emerging pace bowler, will be Islamabad United’s vice-captain for the third edition of the Pakistan Super League. He will work under the Pakistan’s ex-test captain, Misbah-ul-Haq.
Ali Naqvi, the owner of the franchise, in addition to announcing Raees as the VC, also said that Saeed Ajmal, the former Pakistan spinner, has been appointed as United’s Spin Bowling Coach. The announcements were made today at a press conference in Lahore.
Naqvi, while talking to journalists at the Gaddafi Stadium, said:
“We’ve always aimed for this franchise to be similar to a family, and these two appointments are a continuation of that belief. Rumman has come on leaps and bounds from when we picked him up in the first PSL Draft and the way he has represented the franchise over the past two years made him the ideal candidate for this role.”
“The same is true of Saeed. He’s been part of the family for two years and we have nothing but praise for how he has represented us. He’s a great person and a great player, and I am sure the young guys will learn a lot from him.”
After the press conference, Waqar Younis, Islamabad United’s newly appointed Director of Cricket said:
“Saeed is someone whom I have worked with for years and I know how important he is to the atmosphere of a dressing room. His presence with Islamabad United is bound to be a positive for the franchise, and with leaders like him I am sure we will be competing for the championship again.”