Sydney Thunder spinner Fawad Ahmed has been signed by the Trinbago Knight Riders for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League as a replacement for Shadab Khan.
Ahmed, who is currently playing T20 cricket in Canada for the Vancouver Knights alongside former Thunder duo Chris Gayle and Andre Russell.
"We were hugely disappointed to lose out on Shadab for this year's tournament but Fawad is a fantastic replacement,” said Venky Mysore from the Trinbago Knight Riders.
“As a bowler who can turn the ball both ways we are sure he will be a fantastic addition to the TKR squad for the 2018 season.”
The Knight Riders won the competition last year and open their campaign against Shane Watson’s St Lucia Stars on 8 August. Fawad Ahmed has taken five wickets so far in the Global T20 in Canada, including that of former Australian captain Steve Smith.