Lahore Qalandars

Untitled Document Lahore Qalandars (Urdu: لاهور قلندرز‎, Punjabi:لاهور قلندرز) is a Pakistani professional cricket team representing the city of Lahore in Pakistan Super League. The team is owned by Qatar Lubricants Company, Ltd. and their home ground is Gaddafi Stadium. Team is currently captained by Azhar Ali and coached by Paddy Upton, a former South African cricketer.
Lahore Qalandars
لاهور قلندرز
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League: Pakistan Super League
Captain: Azhar Ali
Coach: Paddy Upton
City: Lahore, Pakistan
Colors: Lahore Qalandar colors.png
Owner: QALCO (Qatar Oil and Lubricants Company)
Founded: 2015
Official website:

Franchise history

In 2015, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that the inaugural season of the Pakistan Super League(PSL) would take place in February 2016 in the United Arab Emirates. On 3 December 2015, the PCB unveiled the owners of five city-based franchises. The Lahore franchise was sold to the Qatar Lubricants Company for US$24 Million, making it the second most expensive team of PSL (after the Karachi Kings, which sold for US$26 million).

Team identity

On 12 December 2015, Lahore franchise owner Fawad Rana revealed the name of Lahore team as Lahore Qalandars. According to him, the animals Lion, Ram and, Tiger are old and very common names. "Q" in the  will represent both Qatar and QALCO  Rana Fawad added that the name was chosen to highlight the Sufi culture of Lahore. Qalandar is the common term used in Pakistan for Sufi mystics or saints whose shrines attract millions of devotees regardless of their religious affiliations. Team logo for Lahore Qalandars features a saint performing the famous Dervaish swirls with three stumps on the right side of the logo and a cricket ball in the bottom, and is meant to represent the Sufi culture of the region Logo was officially released on the Twitter account of the team.

Jersey colors

The Qalandar's kit colors are red and black, which are prominently depicted in their logo.


Country's largest telecom company Mobilink is Qalandars' title sponsor in the inaugural season of PSL.

Current squad

Chris Gayle is the icon Player of Lahore Qalandars.
Name Nat. Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Mukhtar Ahmed Pakistan Right-hand Legbreak, Googly
Azhar Ali Pakistan Right-hand Right-Arm Legbreak Captain
Chris Gayle Jamaica Left-hand Right-Arm Offbreak First pick/Overseas
Cameron Delport South Africa Left hand Right-arm Medium Overseas
Sohaib Maqsood Pakistan Right-hand Right-arm Offbreak
Naved Yasin Pakistan Left-hand Slow Left-arm Orthodox
Imran Butt Pakistan Right-hand
Abdul Razzaq Pakistan Right-hand Right-arm Fast-medium
Hammad Azam Pakistan Right-hand Right-arm Medium
Zohaib Khan Pakistan Right-hand Slow Left-arm Orthodox
Dwayne Bravo Trinidad and Tobago Right-hand Right-arm Medium-fast Overseas
Kevon Cooper Trinidad and Tobago Right-hand Right-arm Medium Overseas
Mohammad Rizwan Pakistan Right-hand
Umar Akmal Pakistan Right-hand
Yasir Shah Pakistan Right-hand Right -Arm Legbreak, Googly
Zafar Gohar Pakistan Left-hand SlowerLeft-arm Orthodox
Ajantha Mendis Sri Lanka Right-hand Right-arm off break Overseas
Zia-ul-Haq Pakistan Left-hand Left arm Fast-Medium
Adnan Rasool Pakistan Right-hand Right-arm offbreak
Ehsan Adil Pakistan Right-hand Right-arm Fast-medium

Management and coaching staff

Name Position
Rana Fawad (QALCO) Owner
Pakistan Rana Sabeen Manager
Pakistan Rana Atif CEO
South Africa Paddy Upton Head Coach/Fitness Trainer
Pakistan Ijaz Ahmed Batting Coach
Pakistan Shahid Aslam Assistant Coach

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