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Salman Butt Replaces Hafeez In Lahore Qalandars Squad

Lahore Qalandars have roped in Salman Butt to replace the injured Mohammad Hafeez for the remainder of the Pakistan Super League 2019 season.

This is the most high-profile event Salman Butt will be part of after his return in 2016 from his five-year suspension for spot-fixing scandal.

He will play under the leadership of AB de Villiers, who was handed the captaincy by Qalandars after Hafeez fractured his thumb.

Hafeez's absence will be a major setback for the Qalandars, who had picked up the allrounder in the platinum category and had named him captain in a bid to rectify their poor psl record.

The team has finished bottom of the table in every season so far.

Hafeez injured his thumb while attempting a return catch against Karachi Kings on Saturday. He will undergo surgery later this week and is expected to be out of the game for at least one month.