Karachi Kings is Pakistan Super League‘s most expensive Franchise Team. Karachi Kings is owned by ARY Media Group headed by Salman Iqbal. The team represents the city of Karachi. capital of province Sindh. On 3 Dec 2015, PCB announced 5 franchise teams of PSL T20 2016 including Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators. After the auctions, Salman Iqbal of ARY Media group purchased Karachi King’s Franchise for $26 million making it the most expensive cricket team in the inaugural HBL Pakistan Super League 2016. Karachi Kings is indeed most valuable team of Pakistan Super League. Many celebrities, TV stars, former cricketers and singers shown Support to Karachi Kings.
Karachi Kings Logo was unveiled by ARY Media’s head Salman Iqbal on 21st Dec 2015. Below is the official video from Logo Launching.
Karachi King’s slogan is “Karachi Jeetay Ga” (Karachi will win). The people of Karachi are very enthusiastic about performance of their team in Inaugral session of Pakistan Super League PSL T20 to be held in UAE from 3rd to 24 Feb 2016. The kit of Karachi Kings is blue having Golden text on it. The Official Jersey or Kit of Karachi Kings to be provided by american Company Nike.
Karachi Kings Theme Song “Karachi Jeetay Ga”
Karachi Kings theme song “Karachi Jeetay Ga was sung by famous Pakistani singer and former vocalist of Junoon Band Ali Azmat. The song was launched in the Karachi Kings Launching ceremony held in Karachi International stadium on 08 Jan 2016. Here is the video from event.
Karachi King's Owners
Karachi King's Chief Executive
Karachi Kings was purchased by Salman Iqbal of ARY Media Group on Dec 16 2016. Several parties wanted to purchase the franchise of Karachi Kings. Seven parties were shortlisted for initial bidding and out of them ARY won the winning bid of Karachi Kings for $26 million. Salman Iqbal, the CEO of ARY Media group is personally handling the matters of Karachi Kings and is involved in launching, Marketing and different campaigns to promote their Brand Team.
Fahad Mustafa, the Pakistani TV host and anchor who is associated with ARY Group since many years and Karachi’s renowned actor Faysel Qureshi are brand ambassadors for Karachi Kings in the first session of HBL Pakistan Super League.
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Mushtaq Ahmad is Pakistani Spin bowler who played for Pakistan between 1992 and 2000. Mushtaq Ahmed best performances were however seen in the Englad’s County Cricket for Sussex where he helped the county won the 2003, 2006 and 2007 championship. He was named as Wisden Cricketer of the year in 1997. Mushtaq remained as England’s bowling coach and these days working with Pakistani team as Spin Bowling Coach.
Shoaib Malik was chosen by Karachi Kings as a captain in the first PSL drafting session. Shoaib Malik is among Platinum Category and is Icon Player for Karachi Kings. Karachi Kings team contains 16 regular players while 4 Supplementary players. The team includes 5 Foriegn Players including Ravi Bopara, Lendl Simmons, James Vince, Tillakaratne Dilshan. Complete list of Karachi Kings Players is given below.
|Nauman Anwar||Right-Hand||Right-arm Medium||Part-time Wicket-keeper|
|Shahzaib Hasan||Right-hand||Right-arm leg spin|
|Lendl Simmons||Right-Hand||Right-arm Medium||Overseas|
|Fawad Alam||Left-hand||Slow Left-arm Orthodox|
|James Vince||Right-hand||Right-arm Medium||Overseas|
|Iftikhar Ahmed||Right-hand||Right-arm off spin|
|Shoaib Malik||Right-hand||Right-arm off spin||Captain/Icon Player|
|TM Dilshan||Right-hand||Right-arm off spin|
|Shakib Al Hasan||Left-hand||Slow Left-arm Orthodox||Overseas|
|Bilawal Bhatti||Right-hand||Right-arm Fast|
|Imad Wasim||Left-Hand||Slow Left-arm Orthodox|
|Ravi Bopara||Right-hand||Right Arm Medium Fast||Overseas|
|Sohail Tanvir||Left-Hand||Left Arm Medium Fast|
|Sohail Khan||Right-Hand||Right-Arm Fast|
|Mohammad Amir||Left-hand||Left-arm Fast|
|Usama Mir||Right-hand||Right-arm leg spin|
|Mir Hamza||Right-hand||Left-arm Medium Fast|