Karachi Kings have traded Imad Wasim for Hassan Ali from Islamabad United in a major move in the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) upcoming ninth edition. Imad Wasim, who led Karachi Kings to their first PSL title in the fifth edition, has been acquired by United under the Platinum category. Conversely, Hassan Ali, who played for Islamabad last season, will now represent Karachi Kings under the Diamond category.
The trade also involves an exchange of picks between the two teams. Karachi Kings have received Islamabad United’s first-round silver pick in exchange for their second-round silver pick, per the official PSL statement.
Additionally, Lahore Qalandars’ Mirza Tahir Baig, Islamabad United’s Rumman Raees, and Karachi Kings’ Mir Hamza have been moved from the gold category to silver following requests from the franchises ahead of the PSL 2024 Player Draft.
Reactions and Future Prospects
Imad Wasim expressed gratitude for his time with Karachi Kings, acknowledging the special journey and support from fans and management. He is excited about joining Islamabad United, his hometown team, and is committed to repaying the faith shown in him by the team’s leadership.
Meanwhile, Islamabad United bid farewell to Hassan Ali, acknowledging his significant contributions and performances for the team. They wished him good luck with his new franchise, Karachi Kings, as he prepares to embark on a new chapter in his PSL career.