By NAN Sports Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 4, 2016: A 28-year-old rising West Indies cricket star, who made his Test debut for the Windies last December, is now a Quetta Gladiator.
The Quetta Gladiators is a Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise owned by Omar Associates, which has emerged as one of the leading names as one of the leading names as far as sports promotion in Pakistan is concerned. Former Windies skipper and test great Antigua and Barbuda-born Sir Vivian Richards also works for Quetta as the batting coach and mentor.
Carlos Brathwaite, dubbed ‘the Six-Hitting Machine’ was a first pick for the Diamond Round squad of 2017 for the 2nd season of Pakistan Super League. The squad of Quetta Gladiators includes a total of 20 players which includes 7 foreign players and 13 locals.
Brathwaite is the only West Indian on the squad. The Barbados-born Brathwaite was named the captain of the West Indies team for their Twenty20 International matches against India in Florida in August. In April 2016, he made his Indian Premier League debut with franchise Delhi Daredevils. He also spent a number of years playing domestic cricket in Ireland, with Dublin-based Leinster Cricket Club.
The PSL tourney for 2017 gets underway in February in Dubai.