Islamabad United finds replacement of Sharjeel Khan

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DUBAI – The management of Islamabad United have finally found a replacement to opener Sharjil Khan, who was provisionally suspended from the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL 2017) after being named in a corruption scandal.

According to the information available to the PakistanTribe.com, Peshawar region’s swashbuckling opener, Rafatullah Mohmand was called in as a replacement for Sharjil Khan.

The 40-year-old batsman, who has played three T20Is for Pakistan with a top score of 23, joined the reigning champions after they were bombarded with allegations of corruption last week.

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The allegations saw the provisional suspension of batsmen Sharjeel and Latif, while left-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan is still under investigation.

Rafatullah’s T20I average is only 13, but in his domestic career of 56 matches, the batsman has scored 1,423 runs at an average of 26.84.

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