Chitwan Tigers sign on Afghanistan batsman Shahzad for Everest Premier LeagueShahzad signed for an undisclosed sum, becomes Chitwan’s first foreign player.
Chitwan Tigers, an Everest Premier League team, have signed on the explosive Afghanistan batsman Mohammad Shahzad as their first foreign player, for an undisclosed sum.
"We are delighted to introduce Shahzad as our first foreign recruit," said the team in a statement on Wednesday. "We will shortly announce our other foreign players."
Afghanistan's opening batsman, Shahzad, has previously played at the Abu Dhabi Twenty20 tournament in 2018, Bangladesh Premier League and Afghan Premier League. He holds a unique record of having scored two half-centuries in two Twenty20 matches in a single day. He had achieved the feat during Afghanistan's matches against Oman and Ireland in January, 2017. His innings had helped Afghanistan lift the Desert Twenty20 Challenge.
The 33-year-old has played two Test matches for his country, in addition to 84 one day internationals and 65 T20 internationals. Shahzad, who has scored more than 13,000 runs across all formats of the game, has a batting average above 50 in first-class matches.
Chitwan Tigers had earlier signed Nepal national team allrounder, Sompal Kami. The team also boasts of paceman Kamal Singh Airee, Dilip Nath, Lalit Bhandari, Sandip Sunar, Bhim Sarki, Ishan Pandey and Sahab Alam.