Afridi hands over Peshawar Zalmi captaincy to Sammy

Shahid Afridi and Darren Sammy were team-mates at Hampshire this year © Getty Images

Shahid Afridi has handed over the captaincy of Pakistan Super League (PSL) team Peshawar Zalmi to Darren Sammy, who has led West Indies to two World T20 titles. The announcement was made during the second PSL draft in Dubai on October 20.

Peshawar Zalmi

New players: Eoin Morgan (England), Haris Sohail, Alex Hales (England), Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan), Irfan Khan, Kushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh), Shoaib Maqsood

Retained players: Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Darren Sammy (West Indies), Mohammad Hafeez, Chris Jordan (England), Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Kamran Akmal, Junaid Khan, Imran Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Asghar

Released from 2016: Aamir Yamin, Abdur Rehman, Jim Allenby, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Musadiq Ahmed, Shahid Yousuf, Shaun Tait, Brad Hodge, Israrullah, Taj Wali

Lahore Qalandars

Brendon McCullum was the first player picked in the 2017 draft © Getty Images

New players: Brendon McCullum (New Zealand), Sunil Narine (West Indies), Anton Devcich (New Zealand), Fakhar Zaman, Ghulam Muddassir, Usman Qadir, Saif Badar, Mohammad Irfan, Grant Elliott, Aamir Yamin, Shaun Tait, Bilawal Bhatti, Sohail Tanvir

Retained players: Umar Akmal, Dwayne Bravo (West Indies), Yasir Shah, Mohammad Rizwan, Cameron Delport (South Africa), Azhar Ali, Zafar Gohar

Released from 2016: Adnan Rasool, Kevon Cooper, Chris Gayle, Hammad Azam, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoaib Maqsood, Zia-ul-Haq, Zohaib Khan, Abdul Razzaq, Ehsan Adil, Imran Butt, Mukhtar Ahmed

Karachi Kings

Babar Azam moved from Islamabad United to Karachi Kings © Getty Images

New players: Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Ryan McLaren (South Africa), Kashif Bhatti, Abrar Ahmed, Abdul Ameer, Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka), Rahat Ali, Amad Alam, Babar Azam, Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka), Chris Gayle (West Indies)

Retained players: Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Amir, Ravi Bopara (England), Imad Wasim, Sohail Khan, Shahzaib Hassan, Safiullah Bangash, Khurram Manzoor, Usama Mir

Released from 2016: Bilawal Bhatti, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mir Hamza, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nauman Anwar, Shakib Al Hasan, Lendl Simmons, Sohail Tanvir, James Vince, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Fawad Alam

Islamabad United

Andre Russell will turn out again for the defending champions © CPL/Sportsfile

New players: Dwayne Smith (West Indies), Ben Duckett (England), Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Zohaib Khan

Retained players: Shane Watson (Australia), Andre Russell (West Indies), Samuel Badree (West Indies), Brad Haddin (Australia), Sam Billings (England), Misbah-ul-Haq, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Sami, Khalid Latif, Saeed Ajmal, Rumman Raees, Imran Khalid, Amad Butt, Hussain Talat

Released from 2016: Babar Azam, Kamran Ghulam, Ashar Zaidi, Umar Siddiq

Quetta Gladiators

Carlos Brathwaite is set to play his first PSL season © CPL/Sportsfile

New players: Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies), Tymal Mills (England), Rovman Powell (West Indies), David Willey (England), Hasan Khan, Noor Wali, Mir Hamza

Retained players: Kevin Pietersen (England), Sarfraz Ahmed, Ahmed Shehzad, Luke Wright (England), Anwar Ali, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar, Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan), Mohammad Nawaz, Asad Shafiq, Saad Nasim, Umar Amin, Bismillah Khan

Released from 2016: Grant Elliott, Nathan McCullum, Akbar-ur-Rehman, Bilal Asif, Elton Chigumbura, Jason Holder, Aizaz Cheema, Ramiz Raja, Kumar Sangakkara

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