Afridi joins Razzaq at Melbourne Renegades

SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Melbourne Renegades named  Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi as one of their two overseas  recruits for Australia’s revamped domestic Twenty20 league yesterday.

Shahid Afridi

The former Pakistan captain ignored more lucrative offers to  join compatriot Abdul Razzaq, who was also named in the  Renegades’ 16-member squad, local media said.

Afridi resigned in acrimony in May, citing differences with  the Pakistan Cricket Board.

England’s Owais Shah has joined Pakistani paceman Rana  Naveed as the second foreign recruit at Hobart Hurricanes.

West Indian Chris Gayle (Sydney Thunder) and En-glishman Paul  Collingwood (Perth Scorchers) are among other foreign players  who have signed for the eight-team ‘Big Bash’ tournament  starting on Dece. 16.

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