Pakistan Opener Imran Farhat on 27 January 2016 retired from international cricket. He made the announcement after getting No-Objection Certificate from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
With this, he would be eligible to play a T20 tournament for retired cricketers called Masters Champions League (MCL).
It is the PCB’s policy that players who sign for the MCL have to completely retire from International Cricket. However, they can play the domestic cricket.
About Imran Farhat
• He made his international debut as an 18-year old in 2001 against New Zealand.
• He last represented Pakistan in June 2013 against South Africa.
• He played 40 Tests with three centuries, 58 One Day Internationals with one century and seven T20 Internationals.
• He played 181 first-class matches and 191 List A matches
• He signed with the Sagittarius Strikers in MCL and joins former team-mates Abdul Razzaq, Saleem Elahi, Mohammad Yousuf, Saqlain Mushtaq, Rana Naved, Taufiq Umar, Yasir Hameed, Mushtaq Ahmed, Azhar Mehmood, Hasan Raza, Humayun Farhat, Mohammad Khalil in the tournament.
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Who: Imran Farhat
When: 27 January 2016
Why: To join MCL