Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah has been signed by Pakistan Super League franchise Quetta Gladiators for the upcoming second edition of the tournament, beginning February 9. Mahmudullah came in as a replacement for Australian batsman Brad Hogde, who ruled himself out of the tournament this year due to family issue.
Mahmudullah became the third Bangladesh cricketer to be named in the PSL this year after Shakib al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal. Both Shakib and Tamim are set to play for Peshawar Zalmi.
Quetta announced Mahmudullah’s inclusion in their official twitter account yesterday.
“Pleased to announce that useful Bangladeshi all-rounder Mahmudullah has replaced Brad Hodge”, Quetta tweeted.
The Bangladesh cricketers however, will not be fully available for their respective PSL sides due to international commitment. The Tigers are set to tour India this Thursday for the solitary Test match.
Bangladesh are then set to tour Sri Lanka for a full bilateral series. There is however, a two-week gap between the India and Sri Lanka tours which the Bangladesh cricketers are likely to utilise for the PSL T20.