Quetta Gladiators

Untitled Document Quetta Gladiators (Urdu: کوئٹہ گلیڈیےٹرز‎; Pashto: د کوېټې تورزنان‎) is a Pakistani professional Twenty20 cricket team that competes in Pakistan Super League. The team is based in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, Pakistan. Team was formed in 2015 as a result of the formation of the Pakistan Super League by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The team is currently captained by Sarfraz Ahmed and coached by former Pakistani cricketer Moin Khan. The Gladiators are owned by Omar Associates.
Quetta Gladiators
کوئٹہ گلیڈیےٹرز
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Nickname(s): QTG
League: Pakistan Super League
Captain: Sarfraz Ahmed
Coach: Moin Khan
City: Quetta
Colors: Quetta Gladiators colors.png
Owner: Omar Associates
Founded: 2015
Official website: www.quettagladiators.com

Franchise history

In 2015, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that first inaugural season of Pakistan Super League will happen in February 2016. On 3 December 2015, the PCB unveiled the owners of five city-based franchises, representing Quetta,Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, and Islamabad. The Quetta franchise was sold to the Karachi-based company Omar Associates for US$11 Million.

2016 Pakistan Super League


Quetta Gladiators followed suit with the bracketed regime set forth by PCB for the inaugural Pakistan Super League. According to it a team can get a maximum of 20 players in their side with a spending allowance of $1.1 million. Five categories were stipulated in order of decreasing player fees; platinum, diamond, gold, silver, and emerging. Here are the Gladiator's 20 picks for the inaugural draft:

  • Platinum: Kevin Pietersen, Kumar Sangakkara, Sarfraz Ahmed (c/wk)
  • Diamond: Ahmed Shehzad, Luke Wright, Anwar Ali, Grant Elliott
  • Gold': Umer Gul, Zulfiqar Babar, Elton Chigumbura, Asad Shafiq
  • Silver: Mohammad Nabi, Ramiz Raja Jr., Mohammad Nawaz, Saad Nasim, Bilal Asif, Aizaz Cheema
  • Emerging: Bismillah Khan, Akbar-ur-Rehman

Team identity

The team name and the official logo were revealed on 6 Jan 2016 in Quetta during a ceremony held by team owner Nadeem Omar. The logo depicts a variant of the ancient Roman Galea helmet, worn by gladiators during their fights, at the center. The helmet is flanked by two bats that are poised as gladiatorial swords.

Jersey Color

The team's primary kit colors are Purple and Golden. The kit was revealed on 7 January 2016 in a launch ceremony held inQuetta.

Theme Song

The theme song of the team is Chaa Jaye Quetta, which is sung by Faakhir Mehmood and Faheem Allan Fakir, the son of acclaimed Sufi singer Allan Fakir.

Sponsors and Partners

Edenrobe, a Pakistani clothing company, is Quetta Gladiators' title sponsors for a tenure of 3 years. Zong is their official communications partner. While PTV Sports is the official media partner of Quetta Gladiators' for a period of 3 years. Other sponsor deals are with Soneri Bank, ACM Gold (a South Africa-based financial brokerage house), and M1 City (a Karachi-based housing society).

Current squad

Sarfraz Ahmed is the captain of Quetta Gladiators
Kevin Pietersen is the icon player of Quetta Gladiators
Name Nation Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Ahmed Shehzad Pakistan Right-hand Right-arm Leg break
Kevin Pietersen England Right-hand Right-arm Off Break Overseas/First Pick
Asad Shafiq Pakistan Right-hand Right-arm Off break
Saad Nasim Pakistan Right-hand Right-arm Leg break
Rameez Raja Pakistan Right-hand Right-arm Off Break
Mohammad Nawaz Pakistan Right-hand Slow Left Arm Orthodox
Anwar Ali Pakistan Right-hand Right arm Fast medium
Luke Wright England Right-hand Right Arm Medium Fast Overseas
Akbar-ur-Rehman Pakistan Right-Hand Right Arm Leg Break Emerging
Bilal Asif Pakistan Right-Hand Right Arm Off Spin
Grant Elliott New Zealand Right-hand Right-arm Fast Medium Overseas
Thisara Perera Sri Lanka Left-hand Right arm Medium-Fast Overseas
Elton Chigumbura Zimbabwe Right-hand Right Arm Medium Fast Overseas
Mohammad Nabi Afghanistan Right-hand Right-arm off spin


Jason Holder Barbados Right-hand Right-arm Medium Fast Overseas
Sarfraz Ahmed Pakistan Right-hand Captain
Bismillah Khan Pakistan Right-hand
Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka Left-hand Overseas
Zulfiqar Babar Pakistan Right-hand Slow Left-arm Orthodox
Umar Gul Pakistan Right-hand Right-arm Fast
Aizaz Cheema Pakistan Right-hand Right-arm Fast
Jade Dernbach England Right-hand Right-arm Fast Medium Overseas

Management and coaching staff

Name Position
Nadeem Omar (Omar Associates) Owner
Antigua and Barbuda Viv Richards Batting Coach/Mentor
Pakistan Moin Khan Head Coach
England Ian Pont Assistant Coach/Bowling Coach
England Julien Fountain Fielding Coach

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