Rumman Raees has been appointed Islamabad United vice-captain for the HBL Pakistan Super League (HBLPSL) 2018, franchise owner Ali Naqvi announced.
Ali Naqvi said while speaking to the media at Gaddafi Stadium.
“We’ve always aimed for this franchise to be similar to a family, and these two appointments are a continuation of that belief. Rumman has come leaps and bounds from when we picked him up in the first PSL draft. And the way he has represented the franchise over the past two years made him the ideal candidate for this role.”
Naqvi said that the team’s staff had recommended Ajmal for the role and that the franchise has “always left the cricketing decisions to the cricket people.”
Dean Jones, the team’s head coach, said:
“We believe that Rumman is a future leader for our franchise, and more importantly, a future leader for Pakistan. We have been most impressed by him not only as a cricketer but as an individual, and we will try to develop him even further in both these aspects.”