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PSL 9 draft: Hasan Ali moves to Karachi Kings, Imad Wasim joins Islamabad United

"Really excited to be heading to my hometown team Islamabad United. It is an amazing franchise with great people," says Imad Wasim

By Web Desk
November 29, 2023
Imad Wasim and Hasan Ali in the jerseys of their new teams. — X/@IsbUnited
Imad Wasim and Hasan Ali in the jerseys of their new teams. — X/@IsbUnited

LAHORE: Imad Wasim is set to represent Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League's (PSL) upcoming season as the Shadab Khan-led team has traded him for Hassan Ali from Karachi Kings.

Wasim, who guided Karachi to their maiden PSL title in the fifth edition, has been taken by United under the Platinum category.

Imad, commenting on the move on X, said his “very special journey” with the Karachi teams ends and thanked the fans and management for the support they gave him during his time with the franchise.

“Time for a new chapter. Really excited to be heading to my hometown team Islamabad United. It is an amazing franchise with great people,” said Imad. He added that he will try his best to repay the faith Islamabad United, Shadab Khan and owner Ali Naqvi have shown in him.

“Goodbye Karachi, time to go home to Islamabad,” said Imad.

While, Hassan, who represented Islamabad in the last season, will play for the Karachi Kings under the Diamond category.

Islamabad United wished good luck to Hassan with the new franchise.

"Today we bid farewell to a true #Sheru. Hassan Ali, our #Generator, will be lighting up a new path with Karachi Kings in #HBLPSL9," said the team. It added that Hassan's "passion and incredible performances" have left an indelible mark.

The PSL also shared that with the trade Karachi Kings have received Islamabad United’s first-round silver pick in exchange for their second-round silver pick.

It also said that Lahore Qalandars’ Mirza Tahir Baig, Islamabad United’s Rumman Raees and Karachi Kings’ Mir Hamza have been relegated from the gold category to silver on the requests of the franchisees ahead of the PSL 2024 Player Draft.