Quetta Gladiators is a Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise owned by Omar Associates, which has emerged as one of the leading names as far as sports promotion in Pakistan is concerned. Under the leadership of Managing Director Nadeem Omar, Omar Associates has helped and honoured the cricketers, footballers, hockey players, snooker cueists and other sportsmen of the country. Quetta Gladiators Team player list 2017!!
Apart from promotional activities, Omar Associates owns a grade-II team, while it also has a women’s team to support the emerging female cricketers of Pakistan.
Key Players on Quetta Gladiators team 2017: Sarfraz Ahmed, Kevin Pietersen, Carlos Brathwaite, David Willey
The side have done quite well in the PSL player draft held on October 19.
Top players of the world would play for Gladiators, which include England’s superstar Kevin Pietersen and Luke Wright, Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara, Zimbabwean skipper Elton Chigumbura and Afghanisan’s hero Mohammad Nabi. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s very own stars Sarfraz Ahmed, Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar, Asad Shafiq, Bilal Asif and Aizaz Cheema are part of the side as well.
Legendary Sir Vivian Richards of the West Indies has been appointed as the mentor, while 1992 World Cup winner Moin Khan is head coach of the side.
The track record of the side is unparallel when it comes to T20 tournament titles in Ramzan Cricket, as Omar Associates have often clean-swept at the major events of Ramzan cricket with players like Sarfraz, Anwar, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Amir, Nasir Jamshed, Shafiq, Zulfiqar, Saad Naseem and others regularly playing for the side.
When Mohammad Amir was allowed to return to domestic cricket by the International Cricket Council, it was Omar Associates which provided him the platform for his re-integration into professional cricket.
Omar Associates has made stars by nurturing them right from the club level by patronizing two of the best clubs of Pakistan — Pakistan Cricket Club (PCC) and Alamgir Gymkhana.
There has not been a single Pakistan team of any level in last six to seven years that did not have a player of Omar Associates, and this policy will continue with Quetta Gladiators as well, with an aim of bringing out the best talent of Balochistan to the world.
The Quetta Gladiators are representatives of the Quetta province that represents the Balochistan province and has been bought by Omar Associates for $1.1 million (USD). There were not a lot of bids placed for this franchise which meant that Omar Associates were able to walk away with 10-year rights to the franchise for less money compared to the four other franchises. Quetta Gladiators team squad players list is placed below.
Quetta Gladiators Squad 2017
- Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain)
- Zulfiqar Babar
- Tymal Mills
- David Willey
- Rovman Powell
- Bismillah Khan
- Mir Hamza
- Saad Nasim
- Umer Amin
- Ahmed Shehzad
- Asad Shafiq
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Umar Gul
- Anwar Ali
- Noor Ali
- Hassan Khan
- Kevin Pietersen
- Luke Wright
- Mohammad Nabi
- Carlos Brathwaite