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The most-followed franchise of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Karachi Kings raised up preparations for the upcoming eighth edition of the marquee league as they hold their first training session under sunlight.
According to the details, the Kings, which continued to assemble with the arrival of their roped-in foreign players, held a rigorous training session at the National Bank Cricket Arena on Sunday.
Former English cricketer Ravi Bopara, who represented Kings in the inaugural edition of the PSL, started his maiden stint as the franchise’s batting coach in the training session.
Meanwhile, veteran middle-order batter Shoaib Malik did not participate in the training session, while Australia’s wicketkeeper batter Matthew Wade has joined the Kings’ squad hours after his arrival in the country.
Furthermore, the sixth-ranked T20I bowler – South Africa’s Tabraiz Shamsi – has also checked in here on Sunday afternoon and is likely to join the squad in due course.
Taking to Twitter, the Kings announced the arrival of the South African spin sensation as the former champions “are assembling”.
“We are assembling! Tabraiz Shamsi arrives in Karachi,” wrote Kings.
It is pertinent to mention here that PSL season 8 will kick off on February 13 in Multan with a grand opening ceremony followed by the curtain-raiser between defending champions Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans.
The Kings, on the other hand, will play their first match on February 14 against Babar Azam-led Peshawar Zalmi at National Bank Cricket Arena here.