PSL 9 2024-Karachi Kings Welcomes Phil Simmons as Head Coach

PSL 9 2024-Karachi Kings Welcomes Phil Simmons as head coach, the 60-year-old coach is a former player of West Indies. KK ended their PSL 8 2023 campaign in 5th place and unable to qualify for the playoffs in the HBL Pakistan Super League since 2019.

Karachi Kings (KK) has signed a deal with former West Indian all-round player Phil Simmons as head coach for the Karachi Kings ahead of the HBL PSL 2024 season 9. Phil Simmons will replace Johan Botha who was the head coach of Karachi Kings (KK) last season. KK removed Johan Botha (South African Player) from head coach based on the bad performance of KK in the last season of PSL 2023.

About Phil Simmons

According to the sources, the 60-year-old Phil Simmons and the Karachi Kings (KK) have signed an agreement which was officially announced on Wednesday 11 December 2023. Phil Simmons played for the West Indies from 1987 to 1999. He played 26 test matches and scored 1002 runs with an average of 22.26. He also played 143 one-day international matches and scored 3675 runs with an average of 28.93.

PSL 9 2024-Karachi Kings Welcomes Phil Simmons as Head Coach

Phil Simmons career

The career of Phil Simmons ended in 1999, when he announced his retirement and played his last match against Australia on 30th May 1999. Then, he started his career in a coaching role and joined Zimbabwe as a coach in 2004. He was also appointed as head coach of Ireland, Afghanistan, and West Indies.

In PSL 9 2024-Karachi Kings Welcomes Phil Simmons as Head Coach, owner of the franchise Karachi Kings (KK) Salman Iqbal was very pleased to sign the deal with the former all-round player of West Indies.

Highlights about Karachi Kings

Karachi Kings was one of the most consistent franchises of the Pakistan Super League during the first four seasons of the PSL when Karachi Kings (KK) reached the playoffs 06 times and also won the HBL PSL title in 2020. However, in the last 02 seasons of the Pakistan Super League, the Karachi Kings missed out on making the playoffs. The last captain of KK was Imad Wasim who has been traded with Islamabad United for this season 9 of PSL (Pakistan Super League).

Karachi Kings (KK) recently traded their captain with Islamabad United (IU) in place of right-arm fast bowler Hassan Ali. Another trade was done with Multan Sultans, in which Karachi Kings traded Faisal Akram with Shan Masood (Left-arm Opening Batter of Multan Sultans).

Further, Karachi Kings (KK) didn’t retain Haider Ali, who was traded with Peshawar Zalmi against the Classy player Babar Azam. Further, the Karachi Kings didn’t retain Muhammad Amir, the Premium fast bowler for KK in all previous seasons, which was shocking news from this franchise. But, we can say like the think tank of every other franchise of the Pakistan Super League, the think tank of Karachi Kings (KK) is also making strategies and plans to strengthen their squad ahead of PSL season 9 Draft 2024.

According to their strength and plans, all the paperwork has been completed by all PSL franchises. The retention of players has been finalized. Now, every franchise eyeing and desperately waiting for the PSL 9 drafting ceremony, where they will pick all the remaining players and complete their squads for PSL 2024. The drafting for PSL season 9 2024 is going to be held on 13th December 2023 at the National Cricket Academy, Lahore.

The Pakistan Super League season 9 is going to start on February 8th, 2024. All the live scores of PSL 9 matches can be seen on this website. For the latest information about PSL 9 2024, please stay tuned with us.

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