Durban Qalandars unveil their logo

Durban Qalandars unveil their logo

Just two days ago, it was announced that the Qalandars will be the first pick in the draft.

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Hashim Amla of South Africa. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

The Durban Qalandars of the Global T20 League in South Africa unveiled their official logo today. Just two days ago, it was announced that the Qalandars will be the first pick in the draft. The draft to pick players for eight teams participating in the inaugural edition of the League will be held on the coming weekend. Teams will also pick one international marquee player prior to the players’ draft. International marquee players’ list includes Chris Gayle, Jason Roy, Brendon McCullum, Eoin Morgan, Kevin Pietersen, Dwyane Bravo, Kieron Pollard, and Lasith Malinga.

In reference to Durban Qalandars, in particular, the sister concern team of the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League, the logo they have unveiled is exactly the same as that of the Lahore outfit with only the names of the cities being interchanged. The owner of these two franchises, Fawad Rana had mentioned earlier that he has often drawn a number of similarities between his home town of Lahore and Durban.

The logo

 

More about the upcoming player draft

The tournament is set to begin in November, with less than three months for it to be staged. Teams participating in the League will be based out of eight cities across South Africa. There are 16 marquee players that have thus far being unveiled by CSA – eight current South Africa internationals and eight of the best foreign players in the world game. The marquee players had been named in April. The player draft will be held in Cape Town this weekend.

Each franchise has already been allocated a marquee Proteas signing, with Hashim Amla being the one for Durban. On the function on Saturday night, the eight marquee international players will also be allocated a franchise.  That will leave space for 16 other players, and they will all be determined at Sunday’s draft.