Lahore Qalandars Squad 2023 for PSL 8th season is now confirmed. The franchise has induced some highly reputed and seniors players in the squad this time.
The team is owned by Qatar Lubricants Company Limited (QALCO) and is one of the six founding members of the PSL. Lahore Qalandars have won one PSL title against Multan Sultans in 2022.
This year Shaheen Shah Afridi is leading the team as captain. The franchise continued to retain great names like Rashid Khan, Jordan Cox, and Harry Brook in the squad.
Let’s read on to learn more about LQ’s logo, anthem, schedule, coach, management and more.
Here is the list of 18-member confirmed squad for Lahore Qalandars.
|2||Shaheen Afridi (C)||Pakistan||Bowler|
|6||David Wiese||South Africa-Namibia||All-rounder|
|10||Mirza Tahir Baig||Pakistan||Silver||Batter|
|20||Shane Dadswell||South Africa||All-rounder|
|22||Kusal Mendis||Sri Lanka||Wicket-keeper|
The franchise of Lahore Qalandars was launched on December 12, 2015 by Fawad Rana. ‘Q‘ in Qalandars represent the term Qatar and QALCO. Also the term ‘Qalandars’ was added to the franchise name to represent the Sufi culture and prevalent Sufism of Pakistan.
Qatar Lubricants Company purchased the franchise of Lahore Qalandars for an amount of US $25.1 Million for ten years. Qalandars is the second most expensive team in the Pakistan Super League. In order to pick the best talent, the franchise organized a trial series “Jazz Rising Stars” under The Players Development Program. These trials took place in eight cities across Pakistan.
The kit was comprised of red and black colors in 2016 for the first season of PSL. Later on for the second season, the red was replaced with green. This green and black combination is continued till the last season in 2019.
The logo depicts the traditional Sufi swaying with three stumps and two bails on right side and a cricket ball at the bottom.
The first anthem for the team “Dama Dam Mast” was released in 2016. It was released in two different versions, one by Nabeel Shaukat Ali and other by the singer Asrar. The second anthem, and the official song “Dama Dam Mast Lahore Qalandars” was released by Na Ali in 2017.
Major Sponsors of Lahore Qalandars are Geo News, Jazz, Gree, Ecostar, Mughal Steel, Al Karam Textiles, QALCO, Huawei, Mobilink, Bank of Punjab, Royal Palm, Lays and ZXMCO.
Famous Pakistani Filmstar Shaan is the brand ambassador of the Lahore franchise.
|1||Monday||13-Feb||Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars||Multan||8:00 PM|
|2||Sunday||19-Feb||Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars||Karachi||7:00 PM|
|3||Tuesday||21-Feb||Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars||Karachi||7:00 PM|
|4||Sunday||26-Feb||Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi||Lahore||7:00 PM|
|5||Monday||27-Feb||Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United||Lahore||7:00 PM|
|6||Thursday||2-Mar||Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators||Lahore||7:00 PM|
|7||Saturday||4-Mar||Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans||Lahore||7:00 PM|
|8||Tuesday||7-Mar||Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars||Rawalpindi||2:00 PM|
|9||Thursday||9-Mar||Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars||Rawalpindi||7:00 PM|
|10||Sunday||12-Mar||Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings||Lahore||7:00 PM|
|Cameron Delport||South Africa||2016-18||14||13||327||27.25||78||0||3|
Data Source: ESPNCricInfo
|Shaheen Shah Afridi||Pakistan||2018-present||2016||22||28||22.60||1||1|
|Sunil Narine||Trinidad and Tobago||2017-18||2018||17||20||20.55||0||0|
Data Source: ESPNCricInfo